With a guaranteed $2.5 million in his contract for 2006, Wells intends to return for his 20th season in the major leagues, an industry source told the Globe's Gordon Edes. But Wells, who turns 43 May 20 and plans to have knee surgery this winter, has conveyed to the Red Sox a desire to finish his career on the West Coast -- he has a home near San Diego -- and the Sox have indicated they will try to honor his request.
David Wells
With a guaranteed $2.5 million in his contract for 2006, Wells intends to return for his 20th season in the major leagues, an industry source told the Globe's Gordon Edes. But Wells, who turns 43 May 20 and plans to have knee surgery this winter, has conveyed to the Red Sox a desire to finish his career on the West Coast -- he has a home near San Diego -- and the Sox have indicated they will try to honor his request.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)