Sometimes fliers pay off, sometimes they don't.
Much like when the Texas Rangers signed Brandon Webb, a former Cy Young winner with arm trouble, and it never materialized into anything, another flier has failed to take hold for the Rangers as veteran pitcher Randy Wells announced his retirement, effective immediately, on Tuesday.
Wells was brought into spring training as a non-roster invitee and broke spring training by heading to Triple-A Round Rock, but he has struggled mightily with the Express and called it quits on Tuesday after he struggled in his most recent start. In his starts for Round Rock, Wells finished with an 0-4 record and a 6.08 ERA.
Over the course of his career -- all but one game coming for the Chicago Cubs -- Wells was 28-32 with a 4.08 ERA.