Wells waiting in the wings

Updated: February 26, 2008, 10:11 AM ET
Last weekend, David Wells pitched again, in a game. There were hitters, there were fielders. And Wells wasn't in Florida or Arizona.

No, Wells took the mound in the alumni game at his alma mater, Point Loma High School, in San Diego, agent Gregg Clifton reported on Monday afternoon. "He wants to play," said Clifton. "He told me, 'If I didn't feel good and I didn't want to play, I wouldn't be out here.' "

Wells is 44 years old now, coming off a season in which he was cut by the San Diego Padres, before finishing the season with seven starts for the Dodgers. His final numbers: 9-9, with a 5.43 ERA, with 201 hits allowed and 42 walks in 157.1 innings. But Wells has told Clifton that he feels much stronger than he did last season, because he feels like his body has adjusted better to the radical changes he made in his diet after being diagnosed with diabetes.