Report: Angels' Vernon Wells Needs Thumb Surgery, Will Miss 8-10 Weeks
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells will be out for several months recovering from surgery on his right thumb, according to local TV announcer Victor Rojas.
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Wells, 33, was struggling at the plate this season with an on-base percentage of just .282. With the veteran outfielder out of the mix, and Torii Hunter away from the team while his son deals with a sexual assault allegation, the Angels will now lean on a trio of youngsters -- Mike Trout, Peter Bourjos and Mark Trumbo -- to anchor their outfield for the time being. The Angels are currently 18-24, last in the American League West. They open a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics tonight.