Free agent outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. and the Cincinnati Reds are close to a deal, a week after the New York Mets released the former All-Star.
Multiple New York Mets teammates told ESPNNewYork.com that they expected Oliver Perez would be placed on the disabled list.
Gary Matthews Jr. was traded from the Angels to the Mets on Friday for right-hander Brian Stokes.
News and notes from around Spring Training.
Kansas City's Jose Guillen and Baltimore's Jay Gibbons were suspended for the first 15 days of next season by Major League Baseball on Thursday for violating the sport's drug program.
Free-agent center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. has agreed to a five-year, $50 million deal with the Angels.