by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rangers minor-league pitcher Randy Wells retired Tuesday, Fox Sports Southwest reports. The 30-year-old Wells was pitching with Triple-A Round Rock.
Wells was 0-4 this year over five starts with a 6.08 ERA. He made 12 appearances for the Cubs last year with a 5.34 ERA. Wells finishes his career with a 4.08 ERA. He won a career-high 12 games in 2009 for the Cubs.
Rangers send down Justin Grimm, Randy Wells
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Rangers have optioned fifth starter competitors Justin Grimm and Randy Wells to Triple-A.
Grimm, 24, posted a 9.64 ERA and allowed 15 hits and six walks in 9.1 spring innings. Wells, 30, allowed 17 hits (including three home runs) and six walks in 13 innings in 13 spring innings. These moves and the shift of Robbie Ross to the bullpen leaves Nick Tepesch as the last man standing in the Rangers' fifth starter competition.
Randy Wells pitching out of trouble
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Rangers starting pitcher Randy Wells had his best start of the spring Thursday against the A's, but it was not without some rough spots. Wells tossed five solid innings, allowing one run on three hits. Wells was forced to pitch around some wildness, as he walked four batters. Manager Ron Washington praised the veteran for knowing how to get himself out of self-imposed jams.
"We don't want walks, but if you put yourself in trouble, you make pitches to get out of it, so then it's no big deal," manager Ron Washington told ESPN.com. "You don't always want to be walking guys like that though because you aren't always going to be able to pitch around it."
Wells also struck out four batters, raising his total for the spring to 10 in 13 innings. He now has a 4.15 ERA in four appearances, with six walks, 11 hits and three home runs allowed. Wells likely kept himself in reach of the fifth starter spot, a role for which he is battling with three other pitchers.
Wells focused on proving health
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Rangers pitcher Randy Wells yielded one run and three hits in two innings during Texas' 4-2 loss to Kansas City in a Cactus League matchup Saturday. Wells, a mainstay in the Cubs' rotation for three years, is trying to earn a starting job with the Rangers after having arthroscopic elbow surgery last year. He struck out one batter and did not issue a walk. "I think anytime you're not healthy, I think you're trying to force things," Wells said. "I got in a bad mechanical way. You're trying to do things to get the ball to the plate to try to make your arm hurt as least as possible."
Wells healthy, feeling good
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/15/2013) Rangers pitcher Randy Wells, in the mix for the fifth starter spot in the rotation, told ESPN.com on Thursday the he is recovered from July surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow. "I feel good and I want to show Im healthy," Wells said. "I think mentally being 100 percent is the biggest thing for me. I rehabbed at home. I missed the game and wanted to get back strong and pitch well."