Vernon Wells is certain he has some baseball left in the tank.
He’s also certain that a reason to use it hasn’t surfaced.
At least not yet.
Citing his time with family, a new job as youth sports coach and tranquil surroundings in Westlake, the former Toronto Blue Jay, Los Angeles Angel and New York Yankee said he’s content with his station in life.
Wells, a three-time All-Star who hit .270 for his career with 958 RBIs, played most recently with the Yankees.
Last season in New York, Wells hit 10 home runs in his first 38 games, but closed with just one home run the rest of the way. He was released in January.
He’s also in the final year of a $126 million deal he signed with Toronto in 2006, with the Yankees and Angels carrying some of the price tag. He’s due $21 million this season (whether he plays or not) with the Angels responsible for $18.6 million and the Yankees responsible for $2.4 million.
As injuries mount, the All-Star break comes and teams start to look at rosters, Wells might get an opportunity to return to action.
“I don’t know. For me, it’s a conversation we’ll have if that time arises, but it hasn’t,” Wells said. “As far as I know the phone hasn’t rang, so there’s nothing to think about.”
Wells was among the many celebrities playing in the Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Baseball Classic recently.