Wells said he has a target in mind to start a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment "shortly after the All-Star break" which arrives next week. Wells is on the 60-day DL and can't be activated until July 20 at the earliest.
Scioscia re: Vernon's role and playing time when he returns
"You always face different situations," Scioscia said. "This thing could turn six different ways by the time he comes back and plays so you really can't speculate on what's going to happen.
"What Vernon does — he's a special player when he's right and that's his focus right now, getting healthy. We'll obviously look at where we are and what's going on but it's still a long ways away."