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Yankees considering trading for Vernon Wells

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels discussed a trade for Vernon Well at the Winter Meetings.


The New York Yankees are looking to add a right-handed hitter to compliment their current all left-handed hitting outfield, and Vernon Wells is one of the outfielders on their radar.

The Yankees and Los Angeles Angels discussed a potential Vernon Wells trade during the Winter Meetings. The Angels currently own a surplus of outfielders after signing Josh Hamilton, and hope to move either Wells or Kendrys Morales, but teams are interested in adding Peter Bourjos or Mark Trumbo.

Wells, 34, has struggled the past two seasons, hitting .222/.258/.406 in 791 PA. Wells is owed $21 million dollars in 2013 and 2014, although the Angels are expected to eat most of the money in a potential trade. Wells has hit .266/.312/.481 against left-handed pitching the past two years, making him a solid platoon candidate.

New York is also considering free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston, while Ken Rosenthal reports that the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays are other potential landing spots for Wells.