Mets Waive Gary Matthews Jr.

The Mets have requested release waivers on outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., writes Pete Kerzel for MLB.com.  The club designated Matthews for assignment late last week which gave them ten days to release, trade, or waive the veteran.

Matthews posted a slash line of .190/.266/.241 in 65 plate appearances for the Mets in 2010.  After acquiring him for Brian Stokes in January, the Mets were on the hook for just $2MM of the $23.5MM owed to him for this year and next.  However, the poor performance of Matthews coupled with the strong play of Angel Pagan meant the end of his time in Queens.


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12 Comments on "Mets Waive Gary Matthews Jr."


5 years 1 month ago

Well his career is over. He really has no baseball skill left in his body.

5 years 1 month ago

I bet his dad is happy that he wont have to pull for the mets now.

suffern
5 years 1 month ago

But isn’t that what every Dad wants, the day when he’ll never have to root for the Mets? I’m just sayin….. “)

Infield Fly
5 years 1 month ago

Oh yeah, and I’m waving too! GoodBYE!!

formerdraftpick
5 years 1 month ago

Matthews to the Red Sox?

johnsilver
5 years 1 month ago

Mathews Jr. can join Julio Lugo in the Independent Leagues after this year is about as close to Boston as he’ll get. this guy is of less use than Joey Gathright, they had last year and Jonathon VanEvery, they already let go who ar both career AAAA players that at least hustle and don’t whine and complain all the time.

5 years 1 month ago

I’m convinced that Gary Matthews Jr. was the worst player in baseball. Holy s**t was he awful…

5 years 1 month ago

I’m convinced that Gary Matthews Jr. was the worst player in baseball. Holy s**t was he awful…

markjsunz
5 years 1 month ago

A few good steroid years with decent numbers , and good power, and matthews jr gets 50 million. Steroids have given the game a black eye, and there is no teste for human growth hormones so we will see more of the same.

icedrake523
5 years 1 month ago

So the Mets paid $2M to get rid of Stokes. I love how they pretend they have to penny-pinch.

icedrake523
5 years 1 month ago

So the Mets paid $2M to get rid of Stokes. I love how they pretend they have to penny-pinch.

NYMFAN29
5 years 1 month ago

It was time.