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Yankees decline 2004 option on LHP Wells

Updated: November 4, 2003, 6:51 PM ET

BRONX, New York - David Wells, who enjoyed two effective but occasionally turbulent tenures with the New York Yankees, was cut loose Tuesday after the American League champions declined to pick up his $6 million option for 2004.

The 40-year-old lefthander already filed provisionally for free agency and now can sign with any team, including the Yankees. He was paid $3 million last season.

New York also announced that lefthanded reliever Felix Heredia declined his $1.7 million option ...

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