The Yankees and Angels are on the verge of completing a deal that moves outfielder Vernon Wells from LA to New York. It is reported that, while the details are still in the works, the Angels will eat much of the $42 million that he is owed through the 2014 season. In return, the Yankees will only have to yield a low-level minor league player.
Wells only played 77 games with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs during 2012 due to injuries and the emergence of rookie phenom, Mike Trout. Thus far during the spring he has hit .361 with 4 homers and 11 RBIs.
I think this is a safe trade for the Yanks, as we will not be trading any mid to high-level prospects or position players and we will receive some potential right-handed power in the outfield.