Dodgers get Wells from Jays

Published 12:40 am Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Associated Press

Three big-name outfielders found their new homes on a busy night in baseball.

Vernon Wells was traded Friday from Toronto to the Los Angeles Angels, giving them the big bat they wanted all winter. Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon were on the move, too — they’re about to become teammates again, this time in Tampa Bay.

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The Blue Jays shipped Wells, the high-priced fixture in the middle of their lineup, to Los Angeles for catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera in one of the biggest deals of the offseason.

The All-Star center fielder has four years and $86 million left on the $126 million, seven-year contract he signed with Toronto.