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Tigers Trade Schenectady’s Casper Wells To Mariners

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Perhaps a change of scenery will do Casper Wells some good. A week after he was sent down to the minors by Detroit, the Tigers traded the Schenectady native on Saturday.

Wells goes to the Seattle Mariners as part of a 6 player deal.

Seattle sent starting pitcher Doug Fister and reliever David Pauley to the Tigers for outfielder Casper Wells, pitcher Charlie Furbush, minor league third baseman Francisco Martinez and a player to be named.

Wells will be in uniform for the Mariners on Sunday afternoon for a home game against Tampa Bay.

The Schenectady High School graduate played in 64 games with the Tigers this season, hitting .257 with 10 doubles and four home runs.  Wells will get considerable playing time as the team spends the rest of the season evaluating the young players on the roster.

“We’ve got a guy that has extra-base power,” Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik told The Seattle Times. “I think, if you look at his numbers, you’ll see that he can grab the baseball. He’s athletic. He can play all three spots, and I think it helps our manager manage this lineup a little bit.”

The 26-year old Wells had trouble breaking into a Tigers already crowded outfield so the move out west will likely be a good one.

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