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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.

Comments (11)

  1. If i’m VW, I probably don’t wanna go to the Yankees. Unless he plans on turning things the fuck around this year. Which his retirement “announcement” probably indicates he isn’t.

  2. I would have thought VW wanted a ring. Guess that isn’t happening!

  3. Yankees will have an expensive bench come July.

  4. i thought the yanks wanted to get under $189 mil by next year….if they take any kind of significant portion of the Wells contract they will be digging themselves even deeper into the ground.

  5. btw can’t wait to hear drew, stoten, and parks rip the yanks for this one!

  6. ohhhh lucky them…

  7. I hate Vernon Wells… I do I hate him

  8. The Aristocrats!

  9. Will be interested in seeing the #’s on this deal when its done. I believe that it was Bowden on MLB radio today saying that somehow this deal will work out as a cap credit for the Yanks in ’14. Love to see the math on that

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