Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 1 Month

Cubs released OF Casper Wells.

Triple-A Iowa needed to clear room on the roster for Manny Ramirez, who will report on Thursday. Wells was hitting just .197/.290/.230 over 26 games for Iowa.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 4 Months

Cubs reassigned OF Casper Wells to minor league camp.

The 28-year-old was in camp competing for a reserve outfielder role, but hit just .077/.071/.077 with seven strikeouts in his 13 at-bats. He'll provide organizational depth in the minor leagues.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 4 Months

Casper Wells was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms.

It's not clear how long he might be sidelined. Wells is competing for a bench spot as a non-roster invitee.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 8 Months

Cubs signed OF Casper Wells to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably receive an invitation to major league spring training. The 28-year-old played for three different teams in 2013, slashing a meager .126/.186/.147 in just 102 plate appearances. He could compete for a reserve outfielder role with the Cubs, or as a platoon option against southpaws.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 9 Months

Casper Wells has elected free agency.

The 28-year-old outfielder had a rough go of it in 2013, slashing just .126/.186/.147 over 102 plate appearances between three different teams. He's still talented enough that there should be interested teams willing to let him compete for a reserve outfielder role in spring training.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 9 Months

Phillies sent OF Casper Wells outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Wells played for three different teams in 2013 while also battling vision problems and wound up hitting .126/.186/.147 in 102 total plate appearances. The 28-year-old outfielder will hope for more normalcy in 2014.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 10 Months

Phillies activated OF Casper Wells from the 15-day disabled list.

Wells has missed the last month due to vision issues, but he's apparently over them and will play out the final weekend. The outfielder has batted .128/.188/.149 in 101 plate appearances this season.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 11 Months

Casper Wells could miss the rest of the season due to vision issues related to Lasik surgery.

He was examined by a specialist last week and evidently the results weren't what he hoped for. Wells is arbitration-eligible this winter and likely to be non-tendered.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 11 Months

Casper Wells will undergo an exam at the Wills Eye Institute on Wednesday.

Wells has been dealing with vision issues for an undetermined amount of time, and the Phillies are trying to get a handle on things. More should be known about how long he'll be sidelined following Wednesday's exam.

Casper Wells LF/RF CHC 11 Months

Phillies placed OF Casper Wells on the 15-day disabled list with vision complications.

It's not clear how long he'll be out. Wells was claimed off waivers from the White Sox on August 8 and pitched two-thirds of an inning in Saturday night's marathon game against the Diamondbacks. He's batting .128/.188/.149 in 101 plate appearances this season.