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Wells targeting rehab assignment this weekend

DETROIT -- The Angels are eyeing a weekend rehab assignment for Vernon Wells.

Wells, out since May 21 due to surgery on his right thumb, has been doing full baseball activities and will continue to do so throughout the week. By this weekend, the Angels plan on being able to send him to the Minor Leagues, where manager Mike Scioscia estimates he'll need at least seven to 10 games before being deemed ready to return to the active roster.

Then comes the fun part -- deciding where, and when, to play him.

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DET Full Game Coverage ROIT -- The Angels are eyeing a weekend rehab assignment for Vernon Wells.

Wells, out since May 21 due to surgery on his right thumb, has been doing full baseball activities and will continue to do so throughout the week. By this weekend, the Angels plan on being able to send him to the Minor Leagues, where manager Mike Scioscia estimates he'll need at least seven to 10 games before being deemed ready to return to the active roster.

Then comes the fun part -- deciding where, and when, to play him.

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