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BALTIMORE -- The Blue Jays traded outfielder Casper Wells to the A's on Monday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.

Wells was with the Blue Jays for only three games this season, but didn't actually get onto the field. He was claimed off waivers from the Mariners earlier this season and then designated for assignment by Toronto on April 15.

The constant roster shuffling for Wells means he has yet to play a Major League game this season. That's a big change for the native of Michigan who has spent three years in Majors, including 93 games with the Mariners last season.

Wells is a career .246 hitter with 25 homers and 80 RBIs in 593 at-bats. Most of his value can be found against lefties, as he owns a .264 average with an impressive .838 OPS against them in his career.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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