Jun 24, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT
The Reds did what we’ve been expecting them to do for a week on Thursday, finalizing a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. and sticking him in Triple-A Louisville. This according to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon.
Matthews Jr. was released by the Mets in mid-June after posting a .190 batting average, .260 on-base percentage and .241 slugging percentage over his first 58 at-bats. It’s no surprise that he struggled in New York, and it won’t be surprising when he fails to perform for the Reds. He’s just not a very good baseball player these days, and hasn’t been for a while. Measure it any way you want.
But Reds GM Walt Jocketty doesn’t seem to agree:
“In the past, he showed that if he plays a lot, he’s a better
player. He hasn’t had that
opportunity with the Angels or Mets the last couple of years.”
Wait, Walt, are you saying the Reds are going to give him that opportunity? To play “a lot?” Have fun with this one, Cincinnati fans.
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