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Jays' Vernon Wells has wrist surgery

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TORONTO (AP)

Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells has had surgery on his left wrist and is expected to be ready for spring training. The team said Friday that doctors repaired cartilage in his wrist, which he broke diving to make a catch against the Indians in 2008. Wells struggled through one of his worst seasons as a pro in 2009, batting just .260 with 15 home runs and 66 RBIs. Entering the third season of a seven-year, $126 million contract, Wells struggled with pain in his wrist over the summer and decided to have the operation when it didn't subside once this season ended.
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