Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. spoke to reporters yesterday, resulting in articles in the L.A. Times, MLB.com, and the O.C. Register. Matthews wants to play every day, and admitted to having "candid conversations" with Angels brass. It's not known whether Matthews would waive his no-trade clause, which is full for 2009 and limited to four teams for 2010-11. He's owed $33.5MM for 2009-11, plus another $500K assignment bonus if traded.
Matthews is hitting .412/.500/.941 this spring in 20 plate appearances, which doesn't do much to change the fact that his contract is burden.