Found December 16, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
The Los Angeles Angels would prefer to trade outfielder Vernon Wells than Mark Trumbo or Peter Bourjos this offseason, and the New York Yankees are one possible fit for the veteran. New York and Los Angeles discussed Wells at the winter meetings, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Yankees, sources say, are among the possibilities for Wells — the teams discussed him at the winter meetings, and Wells could fill the Yankees’ need for a right-handed hitting outfielder. After the Josh Hamilton signing, the Angels are left with a bevy of outfielders on their roster. It’s been reported that they’re likely to trade one of four players, including Wells, Trumbo, Bourjos and Kendrys Morales, this winter. In order to facilitate a trade for Wells, the Angels know that they would have to assume a “vast majority” of the $42 million remaining over the final two years of his contract, according to Rosenthal. While the 34-year-old is the owner of a full no-trade clause, Rosenthal expects he’d be willing to waive it for a shot at more playing time. Beyond Wells, the Yankees are also looking at free agent Scott Hairston as a possible option to fill their need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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