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The Yankees are looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder and the Angels have too many players in their outfield. The two teams are a natural fit, but Vernon Wells is hardly the name Yankees fans are hoping to hear being discussed.
The Angels have an excess of outfielders following their surprise signing of free agent Josh Hamilton and other GMs are well aware of that fact. While the majority of teams are focusing on Mark Trumbo and Peter Bourjos, the Yankees have spoken with the Angels about Vernon Wells, a name that has become synonymous with the term albatross contract.
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the two teams have discussed a deal that would send Wells to
Rosenthal cites the Phillies and Rays as other possible suitors for Wells, but with more desirable players on the Angels roster and free agents like Hairston and Cody Ross still available, it is difficult to see why any team would look to the 34 year old Wells as an option at this point.