David Wells returned to his Boston apartment not long ago to await a phone call from Sox general manager Theo Epstein as to where he’ll be playing baseball as of tomorrow.
Wells was told to gather his things, pack up some boxes and go home to await his fate.
Both the Dodgers and Padres were making last-minute offers. There were also other teams interested including St. Louis and Cincinnati and perhaps a mystery team.
Steve Phillips on ESPN was reporting that the Sox and Padres might be working out details of the remainder of Wells’s contract and who pays the incentive bonuses ($200,000 per start from start 11-20), but Wells’ agent, Gregg Clifton, thought which ever team trades for Wells assumes the responsibility of the contract.
Wells was scratched from tonight’s start and replaced by Julian Tavarez.