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Vernon Wells to miss 8-10 weeks

Updated: May 22, 2012, 1:52 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another day, another setback in the Los Angeles Angels' maddening start.

Vernon Wells was diagnosed Monday with a torn ligament in his right thumb that will require surgery, sidelining the high-priced outfielder for at least eight to 10 weeks.

"Any time you lose a guy that you're counting on who has maybe shown some signs of getting back to his game, it's unfortunate," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before the team opened a three-game series at Oakland. "You ...

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