BOSTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Veteran left-hander David Wells will not hold out in spring training for a trade from the Red Sox to the Padres, his agent told WEEI Radio in Boston.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Padres General Manager Kevin Towers was told by his Boston counterpart, Theo Epstein, that the Sox would speak to Wells in Fort Myers, Fla., before pulling the trigger on any trade -- and that he expected Wells to be in camp.
"I know David would still like to finish his career on the West Coast, but he has no plans to hold out," Gregg Clifton told the station. "He plans to be in Florida with the team during spring training. This is all about where David wants to finish his career and not about anything (negative) in Boston."
Wells was 15-7 with an ERA of 4.45 in 184 innings with the Red Sox in 2005. He turns 43 on May 20.