The New York Yankees acquired three-time All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels to bolster a roster thinned by injuries to starters Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira.
The New York Yankees are used to having off-field distractions at the start of spring training and manager Joe Girardi said this year is no different, with recent allegations that Alex Rodriguez may have been using performance-enhancing drugs as recently as last season.
A year after five free agents switched Major League Baseball teams in deals worth more than a half-billion dollars, the 2012 Winter Meetings that begin today should be much less of a big-spending event.
At the world premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s new show, “Zarkana,” a man climbed a ladder with a woman standing on his shoulders. Another did flips off a moving contraption that looked a lot like a hamster wheel.