A mere three games into the season, the Angels are already concerned Vernon Wells is pressing in an effort to bounce back from his career-worst 2011, when the left fielder hit .218 with a .248 on-base percentage, 25 home runs and 66 runs batted in. Wells was two for 13 (.154) with a home run and four strikeouts in the season-opening series against Kansas City, whiffing twice Sunday on pitches that were well above the strike zone. Wells was not in the lineup Monday and was summoned by Manager Mike Scioscia for a brief closed-door chat before the game against the Minnesota Twins. Wells replaced Bobby Abreu in left field in the seventh inning and struck out in the eighth.
Vernon Wells' early struggles raise concerns for Angels
Los Angeles Times | Apr 10