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May 25, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Vernon Wells (12) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Miami Marlins interested in veteran Vernon Wells?

The Miami Marlins have spent majority of their off-season looking to upgrade their infield. They made a couple moves that include them trading first baseman Logan Morrison to the Seattle Mariners.

Miami could use a little help in the outfield after losing a couple key pieces. Back in December, the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs were able to get a deal done that would feature two outfielders, one from each team. The Marlins picked up Brian Bogusevic from the Cubs in exchange for center fielder Justin Ruggiano.

Bogusevic will turn 30 years old soon and hit six home runs with 16 RBI’s in 47 games played with the Cubs. Now according to MLBlogs.com’s Joe Frisaro, the Marlins could be looking to add recently designated veteran Vernon Wells.

Right now the Marlins have Christian Yelich in left, Brian Bogusevic in center and franchise corner-stone Giancarlo Stanton in right. Wells could serve under Christian Yelich if he’s picked up by the Marlins anytime soon. Nelson Cruz is still available but I doubt the team is willing to invest in a big name outfielder when they still need to lock up Stanton long-term.

Wells hit 11 home runs with 50 RBI’s and a batting line of .233/.282/.349 in his only year with the New York Yankees.

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