Vernon Wells DH NYY Nov 04 '79
Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are interested in free agent outfielder Vernon Wells.
Wells is one of the names the Marlins are considering as they attempt to secure a right-handed bench bat. The 35-year-old was released by the Yankees earlier this month after he hit just .233/.282/.349 with 11 homers over 130 games last year. He could be had at the major league minimum, but might have to settle for a minor league offer at this point of his career.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Oct 30 '79
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies have expressed interest in Vernon Wells.
Cafardo adds that "a few teams are beginning to consider a look-see" for Wells. The 35-year-old was released by the Yankees last week, as they decided to just eat the $2.4 million they still owed the outfielder. Wells is obviously a shell of his former self, but he could make some sense in a secondary role with his albatross of a contract off the books.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Oct 27 '79
Yankees released OF Vernon Wells.
Wells was designated for assignment by the Yankees last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The Angels are on the hook for $18.6 million of his 2014 salary and the Yankees will cover $2.4 million. The team that signs him next will only pay the MLB minimum. Wells, 35, has batted .226/.267/.387 in 1,249 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2011 season.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Oct 21 '79
Yankees designated OF Vernon Wells for assignment.
The Yanks needed to clear room on the 40-man roster, and it's no surprise Wells lost his spot because there really wasn't room for him. The 35-year-old got off to a hot start last season before fading badly, winding up with a .233/.282/.349 batting line and 11 homers over 130 games. He'll likely have to settle for a backup job somewhere.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Jun 30 '79
Vernon Wells went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the Yankees' 4-3 comeback win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
J.A. Happ held the Yankees down for seven innings, but the Bronx Bombers rallied to post four runs in the eighth inning. Wells delivered the biggest blow, knocking a two-run double off All-Star reliever Steve Delabar to cap the comeback. Wells has been relegated to a spare outfielder these days, and he's hitting .244/.290/.365 this year.
Vernon Wells DH NYY May 16 '79
Vernon Wells will start at first base for the first time in his career Monday night against the White Sox.
Vernon Wells DH NYY May 07 '79
Vernon Wells went 0-for-3 in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
Wells entered Saturday's action hitting .321 (18-for-56) this month, but he hasn't homered since way back on May 15. His playing time figures to dry up once Curtis Granderson comes off the disabled list.
Vernon Wells DH NYY May 02 '79
Vernon Wells is batting a sickly .210/.244/.235 since June 1.
In 127 plate appearances since the beginning of last month, Wells has no homers and a .479 OPS. On the plus side, he hit safely in all three games over the weekend against the Red Sox. Of course, all three of those hits were singles. He's not ownable in mixed leagues.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Apr 16 '79
Vernon Wells went 2-for-5 with a walk-off RBI single in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Wells played hero against Orioles' closer Jim Johnson in the ninth inning by pulling a ground ball past a diving Manny Machado to bring Brett Gardner home with the winning run. After going three weeks without a multi-hit game, the veteran outfielder now has three in a row. However, we wouldn't go rushing to the waiver wire to pick him up in mixed leagues again.
Vernon Wells DH NYY Apr 02 '79
Vernon Wells delivered a pinch-hit, three-run double to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Wells entered Saturday's contest in a miserable 9-for-87 funk, but he drove one to the right-center field wall off Jake McGee in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Yankees head. It was ruled as a ground-rule double due to fan interference, but the umpires allowed all three runs to score because it was determined that David Adams would have scored from first base. Zoilo Almonte had another fine day at the dish Saturday, so one big hit might not get Wells back into the lineup Sunday against right-hander Chris Archer.