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New York Yankees: When Curtis Granderson Returns, Who Should Sit Out?

the New York Yankees acquired Vernon Wells on March 26th, they were a desperate team taking desperate measures.

Having lost Curtis Granderson to a fractured forearm in February, GM Brian Cashman was facing the prospect of an Opening Day outfield that included slap-hitting speedsters Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki.

And pretty much no one else.

So the Yankees took a shot in the dark. They agreed to absorb $13 million of Wells’ bulbous salary through 2014, despite a pitiable two years in Anaheim where the former Blue Jays star batted just .222 with an OPS of .667.

But Wells has rewarded their investment.

Sprinting out of the gate with a wOBA of .374, he has more than replaced departed free agent Nick Swisher’s ...

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