Sep 1, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Vernon Wells (22) reacts after fouling off a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins showing interest in Vernon Wells


Since being designated for assignment by the Yankees for Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, Vernon Wells has not received much in the way of contract offers from teams.

The Miami Marlins may be the team to change that. In need of a power-hitting right-handed bat, the Marlins are considering Wells for a bench role writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The opening in the position was created when the Fish traded Justin Ruggiano to the Chicago Cubs for Brian Bogusevic, a left-handed hitter. With Bogusevic slated to be the team’s fourth outfielder, that would strictly relegate the 35-year-old Wells to a pinch-hitter role.

Last season, in his first and only year with the Yankees, Wells played in 130 games, and hit .233/.282/.349 while playing both corner outfield spots.

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