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Vernon Wells had a brutal week at the plate for the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees aren't quite as detestable as usual in 2013. Riddled by injuries in spring training, they had to complete their team with several last-minute, unexciting acquisitions such as Travis Hafner, Lyle Overbay and Vernon Wells. That actually panned out beautifully for a couple of months.
Lately, however, the above trio is putting up brutal numbers. Hafner's batting average plummeted from .253 to .220 as he went hitless in 22 at-bats during the week. He only reached base three times—all by walks.
In a reserve role, Overbay also had zero offensive impact, as his OPS sits at .736, the lowest it has been since May 9.
Wells' drop-off is the most unfortunate considering that he boasted All-Star-caliber numbers through the season's opening month-and-a-half. Now, he's exactly where he was in 2012 when the Los Angeles Angels couldn't wait to unload him.
Meanwhile, James Loney of the Tampa Bay Rays once held the American League lead in batting average. He has suffered noticeable drops in all of his stat-line categories.
On the pitching side, the Arizona Diamondbacks remained perfect in Patrick Corbin's starts. That said, he lasted a season-low five innings against the anemic Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
The southpaw also lucked out at AT&T Park on June 7, as the San Francisco Giants tagged him for a dozen line drives, according to Baseball-Reference.com, but only scored one run.
Not all feel-good stories are eventual victims of the regression monster, but it seemed most of them were this past week.