Casper Wells is really struggling at the plate for the Seattle Mariners in Spring Training. This is problematic, because if Wells wants to make the Mariners' Opening Day roster, he is really going to have to turn things around. Coming into the game on Monday (March 4), Wells is sporting just a .111 batting average so far.
Wells has appeared in six games this spring, posing just two hits in 18 total at-bats. He did hit a home run in the first game that the team played against the San Diego Padres, but he has only one additional hit since that time. Add in the six strikeouts that Wells has had at the plate and he may have trouble keeping an outfield slot on the team.
Coming into camp, Wells had to prove that he still belonged on the roster, especially after the team picked up Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse, and Raul Ibanez this offseason. The team also took a risk on Jason Bay, who has been putting up good numbers himself. Bay has gone 4-for-8 in his first four spring games and that includes two home runs.
Time is running out for Casper Wells to make an impact on the front office of the Seattle Mariners and in his next few Spring Training games he is really going to need to produce. If he doesn't, the Mariners will be forced to either trade Wells or designate him for assignment because he is out of options.
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