Vernon Wells benched

Updated: April 12, 2011, 9:21 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Vernon Wells acknowledged he has been trying too hard at the start of his Los Angeles Angels career.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia benched Wells Tuesday night in the midst of a 1-for-26 slump.

"There have been a lot of pitches I've fouled off that normally I would have crushed," Wells said. "It's a combination of just missing pitches and maybe trying to do too much."

It hasn't been a smooth transition to the West Coast so far for Wells, who is batting ...

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