The Tigers have released veteran outfielder Casper Wells and left-hander Omar Duran, per MLB.com. The 30-year-old Wells has not played in the big leagues since bouncing around to four different teams in 2013 and managing just 12 hits in 95 at-bats. He was batting just .209 at Double-A Erie before getting cut loose. Duran has been pitching in the minors since 2008, but has yet to advance past Double-A. His current ERA is 8.64.
The Tigers have brought back outfielder Casper Wells on a minor-league deal, according to Baseball Prospectus. The 30-year-old Wells spent last season in the Cubs' minor-league system. He hit .249/.326/.325 over two levels. Wells spent the first two seasons of his career with Detroit.
The Cubs have optioned outfielder Casper Wells and right-hander Blake Parker to the minors. The latter is headed to Triple-A Iowa. Wells played with four different teams in 2013 before landing with the Cubs. He batted a meager .126 in 95 at-bats after serving as a contributor with Detrot and Seattle the previous two seasons.
Cubs outfielder Casper Wells is considered day to day with back spasms. Wells is not doing well offensively this spring, batting .077 (1 for 13) with one RBI in eight games.
According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed outfielder Casper Wells and pitcher Carlos Pimentel to minor league deals. Wells played for the Phillies, White Sox and Athletics in 2013, hitting .126 in 95 at-bats. Pimentel spent most of the 2013 season with the Rangers' Double-A affiliate in Frisco, but he finished at Triple-A Round Rock, posting a 1.59 ERA in six relief appearances.