Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:17:56 -0800
Free-agent OF Vernon Wells (Yankees) may not play in 2014, according to major league sources. He's guaranteed $21 million in the final year of the seven-year, $126 million extension he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2006. Wells would forfeit the money if he retires, but he wouldn't have to make an announcement if he decides not to join another team.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:56:01 -0800
The Miami Marlins have discussed the possibility of pursuing free-agent OF Vernon Wells this offseason.
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:33:18 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have expressed some interest in free-agent OF Vernon Wells (Yankees). However, there is a possibility that he may decide to retire.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:35:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees released OF Vernon Wells.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:01:32 -0800
The New York Yankees designated OF Vernon Wells for assignment Friday, Jan. 10. Wells hit .233 with 11 home runs and 50 RBIs last season.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:03:16 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols and former teammate Torii Hunter, now of the Detroit Tigers, reportedly came close to fighting with each other during a team meeting last season. Not long before the meeting, Hunter had a confrontation in the dugout with SP C.J. Wilson. Pujols confronted Hunter during the meeting, unaware that the two players had already settled their differences. Pujols and Hunter exchanged words, with Hunter accusing Pujols of being a bad teammate even when the Angels won because of his tendency to pout if he didn't get any hits. After Pujols told Hunter to shut up, Hunter charged Pujols from the other end of the clubhouse but ended up being restrained by RP LaTroy Hawkins and OF Vernon Wells. Hunter and Pujols eventually settled the dispute and remain friends.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:02:21 -0700
New York Yankees OF Vernon Wells made his first career start at first base in the game Monday, Aug. 5, against the Chicago White Sox. He didn't make any noticeable mistakes at first, and he was 3-for-4 at the plate.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:05:14 -0700
New York Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte is making his first career big league start Friday, June 21, and he could be in line for more starts over slumping OF Vernon Wells, who is batting .107 in June and .221 on the year. Manager Joe Girardi is taking it day-to-day. Almonte hit .297 with a .789 OPS at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fantasy Tip: This is something to keep an eye on in AL-only leagues. Almonte must perform in order to continue taking time away from Wells in the outfield.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:19:08 -0700
New York Yankees OF Vernon Wells went 0-for-3 Thursday, June 20, and is 6-for-59 in the month of June.
Fantasy Tip: Wells' hot start to the year seems like ancient history at this point. Once Curtis Granderson (hand) returns, don't expect Wells to see much playing time. In fact, he's probably not even worth owning in deep mixed leagues right now.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:02:47 -0700
Despite a 6-for-57 slump at the plate with just one run batted in, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will stick with OF Vernon Wells in left field. "I still consider Vernon an everyday player,'' Girardi said. "I may spell him a day off for (Lyle) Overbay, but I still think he is an everyday player.''