Posted January 10, 2014

Report: Yankees OF Vernon Wells designated for assignment

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Vernon Wells had career-worst .631 on-base plus slugging percentage last season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Vernon Wells had a career-worst .631 on-base plus slugging percentage last season. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells was designated for assignment as the team looks to clear space on its 40-man roster, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.com.

Wells hit .237 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI in 130 games in his only season with the Yankees.

The Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran earlier this offseason, which made Wells expendable.

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The Yankees acquired Wells last March after the three-time All-Star spent the previous season with the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels are on the hook for $18.6 million of Wells’ contract next season, while the Yankees will pay $2.4 million.

 


8 comments
UnishowponyWherebeef
UnishowponyWherebeef

No person on this lovely planet is worth a yearly salary of $250,000.


Why do people accept this absurdity? It has nothing to do with capitalism or market value. It has to do with reality.


In any case, the people who will shout me down about way too high salaries are the same people who fail to realize that the reason sports figures (employees) make so much money (more than owners): 


because of the unions.


Unions! Go figure...

William27
William27

what a life,,,,, he will make $21 million this year to lay back on a beach in Tahiti !!!!!!!!!!!!!


when will stupid team management learn that long term contracts ALMOST always become a bust

parkbrav
parkbrav

@UnishowponyWherebeef

"Why do people accept this absurdity? It has nothing to do with capitalism or market value."

This comment is totally off-base. Athlete's salaries are governed by the laws of supply and demand. There is high demand for talented players and there is a low supply of the highly talented. The unions do play a role, but it is in the back seat to the market forces.


Besides, it almost goes without saying that most professional sports teams owners make over $250k, It seems completely arbitrary to condemn athletes for making over $250k but not the owners.

gymviking
gymviking

@UnishowponyWherebeef Not sure of the purpose of your comment. Vernon Wells will make somewhere in the area of $21 million next year for NOT playing baseball. The minimum baseball salary is > $250,000. Your comment has nothing to do with the attached article.


On the other hand, your assertion that baseball owners don't make money (much more than $250k) is absurd.

bluekaiser
bluekaiser

@William27 Wells is certainly not the player he used to be, but has always been a class act.