The Yankees’ first-round draft pick grew up a Red Sox fan after watching the 2004 World Series

"I'm definitely a big Yankee fan now."

The New York Yankees selected Austin Wells in the first round of the MLB draft. AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

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When Austin Wells was selected by the New York Yankees in the first round of the MLB Draft, he had something to admit to the media.

“Yes, I was a Red Sox fan growing up,” said Wells, who was drafted 28th overall, according to “I think everybody’s mind changed [Wednesday] night after hearing my name called. I’m definitely a big Yankee fan now.”

Wells, 21, grew up in Las Vegas, where he became a fan as he watched the Red Sox win the 2004 World Series.

The Yankees previously drafted him out of high school in the 35th round in 2018. He chose to honor his commitment to Arizona, where he was a catcher.



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