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Angels activate Vernon Wells from disabled list

Jun 7, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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As expected, the Angels activated Vernon Wells from the disabled list earlier today. He has been sidelined for nearly a month with a right groin strain.

Wells was cleared to return after playing in back-to-back rehab games with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday and Monday. The Angels aren’t exactly easing him back into action, as he’ll make the start in center field tonight against the Rays, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Wells was batting just .183/.224/.303 with four homers and 13 RBI over his first 152 plate appearances this season, so the injury might have been the best thing that could have happened to him. No, he’s never going to be worth the ridiculous $81 million sum that the Angels will pay him over the next four seasons, but he could be an improvement for an offense that has scored three runs or less in six consecutive games.

  1. Chris K - Jun 8, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    Isn’t Alex Anthopoulis the best?

  2. purdueman - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Angel fans, I’m sorry for you to hear about this news!

  3. SmackSaw - Jun 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    It doesn’t matter. The Angels aren’t going anywhere. I like his deal better than Crawford’s at this point. Wells has an excuse.

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