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Vernon Wells Unsure How He'll Fit In With Aging, Overpaid Yankees

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Vernon Wells Unsure How He'll Fit In With Aging, Overpaid Yankees

NEW YORK—Following his blockbuster move from the Los Angeles Angels, outfielder Vernon Wells admitted Thursday that he is apprehensive about fitting in with his new teammates on the aging, overpaid Yankees roster. “I just hope I can I can fit in with guys like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mariano Rivera, Kevin Youkilis, Mark Texeira, Ichiro Suzuki, and CC Sabathia,” said the 34-year-old Wells, who will be making $42 million over the next two seasons. “Hopefully, we can find some common ground and come together quickly.” Team sources later confirmed Wells had fit in perfectly in the Yankees locker room after fracturing his leg and going on the disabled list for the next two months.

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