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Yankees reportedly closing in on deal for Wells

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees, who have been hampered by multiple injuries this spring, are reportedly on the verge of acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells from the Angels.

The New York Daily News was one of several media courses to report the teams were hammering out details of a deal.

Wells hit .230 with 11 homers and 29 RBI in 77 games last season. He missed substantial time due to a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Wells could take over for Curtis Granderson in center field for a time. Granderson will miss the start of the season due to a fractured right forearm.

The Daily News reports the Angels would likely pick up a substantial portion of the $42 million owed to Wells over the next two seasons. The Yankees are expected to send a prospect or two back to the Angels.

In 14 games this spring, Wells is hitting .361 with four homers and 11 RBI.

03/25 01:32:02 ET

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