Phillies’ Casper Wells to DL with vision problems

The Philadelphia Phillies have placed outfielder Casper Wells on

the disabled list because of vision problems two days after he took

the loss as an emergency pitcher in an 18-inning game.

The Phillies purchased the contract of utility man Pete Orr on

Monday from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill Wells’ roster spot.

Wells has been part of five organizations this year. The

28-year-old was previously with the Mariners, Blue Jays, Athletics

and White Sox. He was 0 for 7 and gave up five runs when he pitched

in the 18th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on


Overall, he was batting .128 with one RBI in 94 at-bats this


To make room on the 40-man roster, Ryan Howard was transferred

to the 60-day DL.