Red Sox deal David Wells to Padres

September 1st, 2006  
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Topic: Red Sox deal David Wells to Padres

CBC Sports

Veteran pitcher David Wells is returning home again.
The Boston Red Sox dealt Wells to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, marking the second time the veteran left-hander will play for his hometown team.
The Red Sox will receive a player to be named later as part of the deal.
"He's a Padre," Wells's agent, Gregg Clifton, told the Associated Press. "He's thrilled to be heading back to San Diego and, hopefully, helping get them into the playoffs."
The 43-year-old Wells, who played for the Padres in 2004, was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston.
Wells joins a San Diego team that is in the thick of a heated playoff race. Going into Thursday night, the Padres were leading the National League wild-card race by a half game over the Philadelphia Phillies, and trailed the NL West division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers by three games.
To be eligible for a team's post-season roster, a player had to be in a club's organization by the end of Thursday.
Wells, who has battled knee problems most of this season, sports a 2-3 record in eight starts for Boston with a 4.97 earned-run average.
Wells was on the Toronto Blue Jays' World Series championship teams in 1992 and 1993.

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