Found August 08, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Wells and his highlight reel defensive plays are coming to Philadelphia. According to our Pat Gallen, the Phillies have claimed outfielder Casper Wells from the Chicago White Sox. Wells, 28, joins his fifth team in 2013, sporting a .236/.305/.407 career line, hitting .249/.330/.450 against southpaws. According to Gallen, Wells will join the team tomorrow in DC. According to FanGraphs, Wells has been a plus-defensive outfielder, posting a career 15.9 UZR/150 in 1547.1 innings in the outfield. Wells has primarily played right field in his career but has seen time in both left and center as well. Analysis: The addition of Wells could mean that it is only a matter of time before the Delmon Young experiment is over. Despite his paltry triple-slash, Wells has averaged 1.3 wins a year previous to 2013. Wells is definitely worth a waiver flier for a team like the Phillies who have only three “true” outfielders on their active roster.

Phils designate Young for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment on Friday and made room for outfielder Casper Wells. Wells was claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Young batted .261 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 80 games. The first overall pick in the 2003 draft signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia in the offseason. He has a career .283...

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Alex Rios claimed on waivers by unknown team

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Justin De Fratus can’t even look at the moonshot he just gave up. The Cubs and the Phillies are both bad teams.  One was smart and sold excess assets at the trade deadline for a pile of young players and/or $ relief.  The other one kept all the pieces that could have helped them start to rebuild.  Maybe they are happy finishing 4th for a few more years.  The smart team did...

White Sox' Alex Rios claimed on waivers

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Waiver Watch: Michael Young clears waivers, Phillies can now trade

Just earlier today I suggested the Phillies should do whatever they can to move third baseman Michael Young after not doing so prior to the original trade deadline last month. It appears as though something could be in the works, possibly. As originally reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Young has cleared waivers. Source: #Phillies’ M. Young has cleared waivers. Can...
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