Colorado Rockies Sign Jared Wells To Minor League Contract

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with pitcher Jared Wells, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. The prospect expert notes that he used to be "a decent prospect with the Padres 6+ years ago."

Wells, now 28, spent the 2011 season pitching in the minor leagues within the Houston Astros organization. He made 31 appearances with Double-A Corpus Christi, including eight starts, and posted a 3.81 ERA over 78 innings with 60 strikeouts and 46 walks.

In 2008, Wells had short MLB stints with both the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres, posting a combined ERA of 8.64 over 8.1 innings of work. He first reached Double-A as a 23-year-old Padres prospect in 2005, but he has struggled to get past that level.

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