Yankees designate Vernon Wells

Updated: January 10, 2014, 3:12 PM ET
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The Yankees have designated Vernon Wells for assignment, a source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, clearing space on the 40-man roster and relieving some of the outfield logjam they had created with the signings of Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Wells, one of the more personable and articulate players in their clubhouse, got off to a good start as a Yankee, batting .300 last April with six home runs and 13 RBI, but tailed off substantially after that, finishing up at .233/11/50 ...

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