Mets request release waivers on Matthews

Mets request release waivers on Matthews

BALTIMORE -- The Mets on Friday requested release waivers on outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., who was designated for assignment on June 4. The move was announced on Saturday.

Matthews hit .190 with one RBI in 36 games with the Mets. He was acquired from the Angels on Jan. 22 with cash in exchange for reliever Brian Stokes.

The June 4 move gave the Mets 10 days to waive, trade or release Matthews. Release waivers, which can only be requested during the first 10 days of the DFA period, will expire on Tuesday.