Padres' David Wells has diabetes

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Padres' David Wells has diabetes

Padres left-hander David Wells has Type 2 diabetes, which the team says is
controllable.

"It's something he'll have to manage and something we'll have to help him
manage," chief executive officer Sandy Alderson said Monday. "It's not
unprecedented by any means."

Wells was diagnosed two weeks ago, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported in
Monday's editions.

Asked if he feels less energy at times, Wells said: "It depends." He
declined further comment on Monday.

Manager Bud Black said Wells needs to meet with doctors.

"From what I've been told, it'll be manageable," Black said.

The 43-year-old old signed a one-year contract in January to return to his
hometown Padres as the No. 5 starter. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound Wells has
often battled his weight, and was scratched from a start late last season
due to gout in his right foot.

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