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Wells back to SD?

Wells requests a trade from the Red Sox

With a guaranteed $2.5 million in his contract for 2006, Red Sox lefthander David Wells intends to return for his 20th season in the major leagues, according to an industry source. But Wells, who turns 43 May 20 and plans to have knee surgery this winter, has conveyed to the Red Sox a desire to finish his career on the West Coast -- he has a home near San Diego -- and the Sox have indicated they will try to honor his request.
he pitched for the Padres in 2004 and could have re-signed last winter but negotiations broke down.

If we can get Wells for cheap, like for his minimum, I don't think it would be a bad pickup for the Pads. Get a guy that can throw strikes and play a little grab a$$ in the club house. He wouldn't be a bad number 3 or 4 guy. Looks like we may lose Petey from the rotation. The Rockies are taking a page out of the Padres playbook by trying to get back former players.

REUNION PLANS? Right-hander Pedro Astacio and infielder Neifi Perez, both former Rockies, are on the list of players the team has interest in signing this off-season.

Former Padres Manager Larry Bowa has all but signed to be the Yankees third base coach.

"Brian and I talked. We're pretty much on the same page," Bowa said Monday as the Houston Astros took batting practice. "Nothing's been finalized."
"You'll be on the hot seat. You don't like it, don't take the job," Bowa said. "Everybody's got a boss -- I don't mean that 'The Boss.' Everybody's got a higher-up that you have to account for, and that's the way it is."

As the man said "you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed".