White Sox acquire Wells from Oakland
Casper Wells was on the move again Monday night, this time coming to a stop with the White Sox.
Given his recent dizzying itinerary, Wells might want to keep his bags packed.
The Sox acquired the 28-year-old outfielder from Oakland in exchange for cash considerations. Wells played in three games with the Athletics this season and was 0-for-5 before being designated for assignment Sunday.
Wells started the season with Seattle and was claimed off waivers by Toronto on April 10. The Blue Jays designated Wells for assignment on April 15 and traded the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder to Oakland for cash a week later.
After Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, the White Sox sent outfielder Blake Tekotte back to Class AAA Charlotte, clearing a roster spot for Wells.
With Dayan Viciedo (oblique) still on the disabled list, the Sox need a right-handed bat in the outfield, and Wells has had some success hitting left-handed pitching.
He has a career .244 batting average with 25 home runs and 80 RBI over four seasons with Detroit, Seattle and Oakland.
To make room for Wells on the 40-man roster, the Sox returned left-handed relief pitcher Leyson Septimo from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Charlotte and transferred him to the 60-day disabled list.
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