Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Seattle Mariners

UPDATE 1: Vernon has agreed to waive his no-trade clause. Two teams are close to making this official.

Well, Well, Well.

Just when you thought the New York Yankees would stay quiet on the trade front with all their injuries this spring, we get word that a potential deal with the Los Angeles Angels is in the works for former Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells.

Wells, who is still owed $42 million over the next two seasons, was going to begin the season on the bench for the Angels with Mike Trout patrolling left, Peter Bourjos in centre and Josh Hamilton in right. Wells does have a no-trade clause in his contract and would have to approve any deal to New York.


The Yankees, who just signed outfielder Brennan Boesch to a one year deal, only to see him injure his ribcage this week, were expected to start the season with Boesch in left, Brett Gardner in centre and Ichiro in right.

Curtis Granderson, who is expected back sometime in June, was injured in his first spring game of the season after being hit in the hand by a pitch from the Jays J.A. Happ.