Vernon Wells is excited about the chance to wear the New York Yankees' pinstriped uniform.
Wells went 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout in his debut with the Yankees, and the Houston Astros and New York played to a 4-all tie Tuesday night in 10 innings.
The Yankees completed a trade with the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the day to get Wells. The 34-year-old outfielder flied out twice and had a hard grounder during a three-run sixth.
''I got goosebumps just driving down the road a couple hours after they told me about the trade, and start thinking about the roll call,'' Wells said.
''I won't be the guy that gets picked on by the bleacher (fans) this time, even though I enjoyed it. Now it's going to be a little different hearing my name and being in pinstripes. I'm getting the chills now. There's great expectations and great responsibility,'' he said.
Wells batted sixth and started in left, part of a lineup that Yankees manager Joe Girardi said could be close to the regular season s...