On March 24, 2013 — The Yankees acquire veteran OF Vernon Wells from the Angels, adding a much-needed major league bat to a line-up depleted by injuries and departures via free agency. However, Wells is still owed $42 million for the last two seasons on his huge multi-year contract, and has put up dismal OBPs since the Angels acquired him from Toronto two seasons ago; as part of the deal, the Angels will remain on the hook for the majority of the money owed him. The deal will officially be completed in two days, with the Yankees giving up two low-level minor league players in return for Wells.

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Baseball Reference March 24
SABR Games Project
National Pastime March 24
Retro Sheet
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