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Friday, January 10, 2014

Yankees Designate Vernon Wells For Assignment

I feel in retrospect that not enough was made of Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed going in the same deal.

The Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney (on Twitter)...

The Yankees need room on their 40-man roster because although they’ve agreed to deals with Brian Roberts and Matt Thornton, neither has been officially announced at this time (as noted earlier today by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports)...

Wells, 35, was acquired by the Yankees last offseason in exchange for Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed… Wells posted a .495 OPS with just one homer from May 16 through season’s end… finishing with a batting line of .233/.282/.349 in 458 plate appearances.

Wells is owed $21MM this season, $18.6MM of which comes from the Angels, with the Yankees on the hook for just $2.4MM.

(The Thornton signing has since become official.)

The District Attorney Posted: January 10, 2014 at 06:06 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: matt thornton, transactions, vernon wells, yankees

 

 

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