Wells Cut by Padres; May Hang It Up
20-year vet might draw interest from teams looking for lefty
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 9, 2007 5:00 AM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher David Wells is carried off the field by Bernie Williams, left, Willie Banks, second from left, and Darryl Strawberry, right, after pitching a perfect game against the Minnesota...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – David Wells may have pitched his last game. The Padres released the 44-year-old left-hander yesterday to make room for Chris Young, who's coming off the disabled list.
It's up to Wells now whether he'll retire or stay available and try to land a spot with another team. The boisterous Boomer hasn't shown any signs of mellowing; just last week commish Bud Selg fined him $5,000 for an argument with an ump

If he chooses to continue playing there's little doubt that some team would show interest, especially with the post season approaching. "I think based upon what David has done for his career and his season, there would be a lot of interest in adding him to a roster for the stretch run," said his agent.