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Sox get outfielder Casper Wells in trade
One month into the season, the White Sox found themselves short on right-handed hitters after injuries to Dayan Viciedo, Gordon Beckham and Jeff Keppinger. Addressing an unexpected need, general manager Rick Hahn acquired outfielder Casper Wells from the Oakland A’s in exchange for cash considerations on Monday.
To make room for Wells on the 40-man roster, the Sox returned left-hander Leyson Septimo from his injury rehabilitation assignment at AAA Charlotte and transferred him to the 60-day disabled list.
Wells, 28, has bounced around with Seattle’s,Toronto’s and Oakland’s organizations already this year.
Wells is a career .244 hitter with 25 home runs and 80 RBI in 244 games over four major-league seasons with Detroit (2010-11), Seattle (2011-12) and the A’s (2013). He has appeared in 112 games in right field, 83 in left and 24 in center.
Wells owns a lifetime .261 average and .345 on-base and percentage against left-handers.
The Sox have room on their 25-man roster after moving outfielder Blake Tekotte after Sunday’s game.
Septimo, 27, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 26 with a left shoulder strain.