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October 1, 2021 06:16 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

Wells wasn't going to pitch again this season after tossing six innings against Boston on Thursday, so he'll be optioned to clear space for Isaac Mattson. He'll end the season with a 6.75 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in eight starts and three relief appearances.

October 1, 2021 06:20 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Earns second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells (2-3) allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Red Sox.

Wells allowed a lot of contact, but the majority of it found defenders. The lone blemish on his line came from the opening batter of the game, as Enrique Hernandez took him yard. However, Wells settled in from there to turn in the longest outing of his career and his first quality start. Wells will close his campaign with a 6.75 ERA and 26:16 K:BB across 42.2 frames.

September 25, 2021 08:40 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Gives up three runs Friday
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Wells allowed three runs on five hits and a walk with one strikeout in five innings Friday, taking a no-decision versus Texas.

The southpaw fared well against most of the Rangers' lineup, although, Nathaniel Lowe homered and singled off him. Wells has been inconsistent across his 10 appearances (seven starts) this year. He's struggled to a 7.61 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 24:14 K:BB in 36.2 innings with nine home runs allowed. The 24-year-old lines up for one more start this year, likely at home versus Boston next week.

September 20, 2021 04:08 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Yields five runs
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Wells allowed five runs on six hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's loss to Boston. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.

The Red Sox jumped on Wells right out of the gate, scoring three runs in the first inning and adding another in the second. He then coughed up a solo homer to J.D. Martinez in the third frame. It was his second straight start giving up five runs, inflating his ERA to 7.96 through 31.2 innings this season. Wells is projected to face the Rangers at home next week.

September 15, 2021 02:28 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Surrenders three homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells (1-3) allowed five earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Yankees.

Wells was burned by the long ball, as he allowed home runs to Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit. Those balls over the fence accounted for all five of the earned runs he surrendered. Wells has taken consecutive turns through the rotation and allowed seven earned runs across eight innings while striking out five and walking three. Despite those poor results, he may remain a starter after Matt Harvey (knee) was lost for the season.

September 14, 2021 11:36 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Stays in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells is listed as the Orioles' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Yankees in Baltimore.

The Australian lefty will stick in the rotation for a second straight turn and pick up his fifth start of the season overall after he tossed four innings his last time out against the Royals on Sept. 7, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. While the outing was nothing to write home about, he'll receive another start nonetheless after Baltimore's rotation depth took a hit with Matt Harvey sustaining a season-ending knee injury in his outing last week.

September 8, 2021 09:48 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: No-decision Tuesday
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Wells didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Royals, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out two.

The O's scored six runs through the first three innings, but Wells wasn't efficient enough to capitalize, getting the hook after 80 pitches (48 strikes). The southpaw has a 7.15 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 17:11 K:BB through his first 22.2 big-league innings, and with Baltimore having more promising rotation options to sort through in September, Wells isn't likely to hold down a regular starting spot.

September 6, 2021 04:56 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Slated to start Tuesday
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Wells will start Tuesday's game against the Royals, Roch Kubatko of reports.

Wells hasn't made an appearance since he was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, but he'll make his fourth big-league start of the season Tuesday. The southpaw has recorded a 7.71 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in 18.2 innings across six appearances (three starts) for the Orioles this season.

September 1, 2021 05:28 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles recalled Wells from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

With the roster expanding from 26 to 28 men Wednesday, Baltimore elected to use its two open spots on a pair of bullpen arms in the left-handed Wells and the right-handed Dusten Knight. Wells has previously made six appearances (three starts) for Baltimore this season, covering 18.2 innings while allowing 16 earned runs on 27 hits and nine walks.

August 11, 2021 03:40 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Moves back to minors
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The Orioles optioned Wells to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

Wells' stint with the big club lasted just three days before he was cast off the active roster to make room for Tanner Scott (knee), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. The 24-year-old rookie made an appearance out of the bullpen in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Tigers, giving up a run on three hits while striking out a batter.

August 9, 2021 01:28 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Returns to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles recalled Wells from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of Sunday's game against the Rays.

Wells was demoted Tuesday following a brutal start against the Yankees in which he was lit up for six runs in 2.1 innings. Because the Orioles moved Ryan Mountcastle (concussion) to the 7-day injured list Sunday, Wells was eligible to rejoin the Orioles before the minimum 10 days. He'll be working in a long-relief capacity this time around, as manager Brandon Hyde named Keegan Akin the Orioles' new fifth starter, according to Roch Kubatko of

August 4, 2021 04:32 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Demoted after rough start
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Wells (1-2) was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after being charged with the loss Tuesday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of reports. He allowed six runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and zero walks over 2.1 innings.

Wells gave up a run on two hits across the first two frames, but things fell apart in the third as New York tallied five runs on five hits, an error and a hit batsman. The Orioles have two scheduled off days within the next week, and the young lefty will make his way back to the minors with a 7.64 ERA across 17.2 innings this season.

July 30, 2021 11:12 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Tagged with first MLB loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells (1-1) took the loss against Detroit on Thursday, allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts over five innings.

Wells was ineffective against a Tigers squad that had rolled up 28 runs in its three-game series with the Twins. He allowed a pair of runs in the first inning and additional runs in both the third and fifth, the latter coming on a Miguel Cabrera solo homer. Through his first two MLB starts, Wells has given up seven runs in 10.2 innings of work with an 11:5 K:BB.

July 28, 2021 11:52 AM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Draws another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells is scheduled to start Thursday's series opener against the Tigers in Detroit, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With Keegan Akin still on the COVID-19 injured list, Wells will pick up another turn through the Baltimore rotation as the Orioles' fifth starter. He acquitted himself well in his first MLB start July 21 in Tampa Bay, covering 5.2 innings while allowing three runs and striking out seven.

July 22, 2021 10:20 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Solid in first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells allowed three runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven in 5.2 innings of Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.

The rookie was one out shy of a quality start, but he had thrown 93 pitches and was pulled with two gone in the fifth. Wells' outing would've been even better if not for a pair of poorly located pitches, one a curveball and the other a fastball, that Randy Arozarena crushed for solo home runs. His K/9 was a modest 7.7 in 43 minor-league innings this year, so it remains to be seen whether his stuff truly plays in the big leagues or if Wednesday was an anomaly against the Rays, which strike out more than any team in baseball. It's unclear whether Wells will become a mainstay in Baltimore's rotation, or if he'll be either relegated to the bullpen or optioned to Triple-A once Keegan Akin (COVID-19) returns.

July 21, 2021 02:20 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Recalled, starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells was recalled by the Orioles on Wednesday to start the series finale against the Rays.

Keegan Akin was initially slated to serve as the starting pitcher Wednesday, but he was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason. As a result, Wells will return to the Orioles to make his first major-league start. The southpaw has worked mainly as a starter in the minors this year, and he's posted a 4.19 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 43 innings across 10 appearances (eight starts). Wells will be fully rested going into Wednesday's start, but it's not clear whether he could be on a pitch count.

June 30, 2021 05:24 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

Wells picked up his first major-league victory Tuesday after allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout over 2.2 frames in relief, and he'll now make his way back to the minors. The left-hander will return to Norfolk, where he has a 5.63 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27:4 K:BB across 32 innings this season.

June 30, 2021 12:48 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Secures win Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells (1-0) allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in 2.2 innings, earning the win versus Houston on Tuesday.

While he didn't start Tuesday's contest, Wells entered the game to get the last out of the fourth inning. By the time he left in the seventh, the Orioles had pulled ahead, and they piled on nine runs in the last two innings to help Wells earn his first major-league win. The southpaw has allowed two runs on five hits and four walks through his first 4.2 innings this year, so he's likely to remain in a low-leverage role going forward.

June 28, 2021 06:16 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Candidate for Tuesday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells could start Tuesday against Houston if he isn't needed in the bullpen Monday, Joe Trezza of reports.

The Orioles are also considering a bullpen game. Wells made a two-inning relief appearance in his big-league debut Saturday, so he wouldn't be on full rest if he does get the nod.

June 26, 2021 11:20 PM
Orioles' Alexander Wells: Logs two scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wells allowed a hit and two walks across two scoreless innings in Saturday's 12-4 loss to Toronto.

While Keegan Akin and Konner Wade combined to allow 12 runs in six innings, Wells' major-league debut went relatively smooth. The 24-year-old posted a 5.63 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27:4 K:BB across 32 innings with Triple-A Norfolk, but his FIP of 4.22 indicates he had some poor luck. Wells could be an option to start, or at least open, a game while Bruce Zimmermann (biceps) and John Means (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Last 7 Games
09/30vs BOSW 6-216.03122
09/24vs TEXL 5-85.05311
09/19@ BOSL 6-85.06513
09/14vs NYYL 2-714.07513
09/07vs KCW 7-34.05222
08/10vs DETL 4-91.03101
08/03@ NYYL 1-1312.17602
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