facebook
twitter
search
search

Padres dump David Wells

Aug. 9, 2007 at 9:08 PM

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres Thursday designated veteran left-hander David Wells for assignment before the Padres' contest at St. Louis.

The move was timed for the return of all-star right-hander Chris Young, who spent time on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a strained left oblique muscle in his start against Colorado July 24.

The move could signal an end to the 20-year major league career of Wells, 44, who was 5-8 this season with 33 walks, 63 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.54 in 118 2/3 innings.

Wells was hammered for 26 earned runs in his last 26 2/3 innings.

"He absolutely still wants to pitch," said San Diego General Manager Kevin Towers, who spoke with Wells after the pitcher yielded seven runs and 11 hits against the Cardinals Monday night.

Towers said several teams have expressed interest in Wells for the stretch run.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall