Posted by GameSetMatch on 22nd January 2010
The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.
Matthews will combine with Angel Pagan to hold down center field while Carlos Beltran recovers from offseason knee surgery.
It’s believed the Angels will pay most of the two years and $23 million remaining on Matthews’ contract with the Angels.
SI.com was first to report the completion of the trade.
It’s not immediately known who the Angels will receive in return for Matthews, but a source told ESPN.com that it will be a low-salaried pitcher off the major league roster.
Matthews, 35, is a .258 hitter in 11 big league seasons. His best year came in 2006, when he hit .313 with 19 homers and 79 RBIs for the Texas Rangers.
Click here to read the full article – By Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com