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MLB Injury News:
While Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has been
involved in several trade rumors this offseason, it is “very” likely that he
remains with the Halos, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Source said last week it's "very" likely Vernon Wells starts season on #Angels. Chances even greater now w/ #Phillies signing Delmon Young.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 22, 2013
The chances of Wells remaining with the Angels were
increased by the Philadelphia Phillies’ agreement with free agent Delmon Young.
The Phillies were one of Wells’ potential suitors.
The Angels have had a crowded outfield for several seasons
now, and it continues to include Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos, Josh Hamilton and
Wells. Mark Trumbo has also manned the outfield, but he figures to see more
time at first base and designated hitter with the trade of Kendrys Morales.
It was expected at one point that the Angels would trade
Wells and some of his hefty remaining contract, but Gonzalez indicates he’ll at
least start the season with the club.
The Angels acquired Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in
exchange for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera two offseasons ago. The 34-year-old
has hit only .222/.258/.409 over 748 at-bats with Los Angeles, and he’s set to
receive another $42 million over the next two seasons.
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