Now a new name has been thrown into the mix. Many Phillies fans wanted outfielder Josh Hamilton until he signed with the Angels. Now the Angels have a surplus of outfielders and are looking to move some of them. The names Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo have been popular but that is not who the Phillies seem to be interested in. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that the Phillies have interest in outfielder Vernon Wells.
“The Phillies have free agent Cody Ross plus Vernon Wells on their shopping list now.
Ross has long been connected to the Phillies, but Wells is a new name. As with any team trading with the Angels for Wells, they'd expect the Angels to pick up the vast majority of the $42 million left on Wells' contract through 2014.”
The interest is head scratching at least given how quickly Wells’ ability has seemed to have fallen.
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