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Vernon Wells could wear Philadelphia Phillies' uniform

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The Philadelphia Phillies are in need of additional bench depth, which is where veteran free agent outfielder Vernon Wells could come into play.

The longtime Toronto Blue Jay (1999-2010), who more recently wore the Los Angeles Angels Anaheim (2011, 2012) and New York Yankees' (2013) uniforms, still has some major league appeal. The right-handed hitter, who posted a surprising 1.000 fielding percentage last season, could expand Ryne Sandberg's outfield options.

Even in these modern times, it's hard to imagine that the 35-year-old has already earned a combined total over slightly over $110 million in his 15-year career. Cost-conscious general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. wouldn't be on the hook for the $21 million that Wells is owed this season, as the Angels and Yankees are covering that exorbitant rate.

If a spring training invite is extended and Wells proves to be generally competent, space could be made for him on the Phillies' opening day roster. Yes, 2008 does seem like a long, long, time ago.

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