Found July 29, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Has there ever been a less-anticipated return of a $21 million player? Doubtful. OF Vernon Wells was activated from the DL on Saturday, rejoining an Angels team that no longer has any need for him. In the two months since Wells tore a ligament in his right thumb, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo have emerged as All-Stars and core pieces as every-day starters in the outfield. And 37-year-old Torii Hunter has played like a rejuvenated version of himself. It leaves little room for Wells, the Angels' highest-paid player with that $21 million salary (this year and each of the next two seasons). "In this game, you always have kids coming along and some of them are going to be special. I think we've seen a couple come along here that are special," Wells said, referring to the ascendance of Trout and Trumbo. "You continue to evolve in this game. ? This is just a small part of my career and we'll see what happens from here." Angels manager Mike Scioscia had ...
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