David Wells will be spending the entire spring with the team, although don’t look for his name to be listed for any bullpen sessions.
The 47-year-old Wells is in his first turn as a guest instructor, not only to spend time with the guys but also to get a peek around the league for use with his television gigs.
“He looks better now than he did when he was playing,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman quipped. “Gene Michael always said that he could pitch until that arm fell off. Obviously there’s a lot of history here and sometimes camp can get long. I think Boomer will keep it lively for us.”
Lee Mazzilli is also on the list of first-time instructors, while long-time mainstays Graig Nettles and Mickey Rivers are not attending this year. Others in camp include Yogi Berra, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Tino Martinez and Ron Guidry.