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Yanks finalize Vernon Wells deal

Updated: March 26, 2013, 11:05 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Bronx is Vernon.

Vernon Wells arrived at Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, was immediately inserted into the New York Yankees' lineup for that night's exhibition game, and said what so many other players in his position have said upon donning the pinstripes for the first time.

"When they told me the team, I tried not to smile too big in the office," he said of his meeting with Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto when Wells learned he had been ...

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