David Wells

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Don't Count A-Rod's Homers: Wells

Ex-pitcher slams 'roid use, wants cheaters banned for good

(Newser) - Former Yankees pitcher David Wells said slugger Alex Rodriguez should lose home runs for taking steroids, and other drug cheaters ought to be banned permanently, the New York Daily News reports. Wells made his comments as a play-by-play analyst at today's Yankees game. "It sucks because of the fact... More »

Free Agency Loses Some of Its Luster

So-so big-name players get only minor-league deals

(Newser) - Veteran baseball players of varying skill levels have been finding it harder to secure the contracts they used to pull in on name recognition alone, leaving plenty of big names unsigned and plenty more playing at cut rates. The New York Sun looks into just why Jeff Weaver is in... More »

Wells Gets It Done for Dodgers

Boomer pitches in at plate, too, sparking 6-2 win in LA debut

(Newser) - David Wells secured the Dodgers a much-needed win last night in New York, giving up two runs in five innings and scoring a run in his first start for the team, a 6-2 victory over the Mets. The 250-pound 44-year-old beat out a bunt in the fifth inning to spark... More »

Dodgers Sign David Wells

Padres released him after a miserable run; now he's back in pennant chase

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the ninth team to sign David Wells yesterday, one week after the San Diego Padres placed him on release waivers. Wells, 44, posted a 14.33 ERA in his last three starts , dropping to 5-8 with a 5.54 ERA this season. The one-time Bronx... More »

Wells Cut by Padres; May Hang It Up

20-year vet might draw interest from teams looking for lefty

(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... More »

Hits Keep Coming for St. Louis

Slumping Cards tie record with 10 straight hits, beat Padres 10-5

(Newser) - The Cardinals bested the Padres 10 runs to 5 last night at Busch Stadium—and all 10 of those runs were in the 5th. St. Louis tied a major league record with 10 straight hits in the inning, beginning with a single from pitcher Braden Looper, forcing an early trip... More »

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