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Blue Jays | Former Blue Jay helping Dalton Pompey

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:49:42 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey has help in spring camp, as former Blue Jays OF Vernon Wells was brought in to help Pompey deal with the mental side of the game.

Fantasy Tip: Pompey is only 21, one year older than Wells was when he earned a callup to the Blue Jays. Pompey is the favorite to win the center field job this season, and if he does he might be worth a flyer late in some drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: National Post - John Lott

MLB | Vernon Wells may sit out

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Ken Rosenthal

Marlins | Could pursue Vernon Wells

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:56:01 -0800

The Miami Marlins have discussed the possibility of pursuing free-agent OF Vernon Wells this offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Phillies | Interested in Vernon Wells

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Yankees | Vernon Wells released

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 06:35:04 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees released OF Vernon Wells.

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Yankees | Vernon Wells cut

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.

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Angels | Albert Pujols, Torii Hunter nearly came to blows last year

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Scott Miller

Yankees | Vernon Wells starts at 1B

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.

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Yankees | Zoilo Almonte in line for more time?

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.

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Yankees | Vernon Wells continues slump

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press