Dodgers Sign David Wells

Padres released him after a miserable run; now he's back in pennant chase
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2007 3:30 AM CDT
San Diego Padres starting pitcher David Wells chats with teammates during batting practice before the Padres play the Colorado Rockies in a Major League Baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, July 24, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(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 hero is slated to start Sunday against the Mets in New York.

Though the Dodgers haven't released details of his contract, Wells' salary will likely be comparable to what he was making in San Diego. In addition to his pro-rated income, LA has agreed to pay Wells an incentive for each game he starts—of just over $175,000—roughly equivalent to his former arrangement with the Padres. (Read more Los Angeles Dodgers stories.)