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Mets deal slumping Matsui to Rockies for Marrero

Updated: June 10, 2006, 2:05 AM ET
Associated Press

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NEW YORK -- The New York Mets traded slumping second baseman Kaz Matsui and $4.5 million to the Colorado Rockies for utilityman Eli Marrero on Friday.

The cash represents the remaining difference in the players' salaries, Met assistant general manager John Ricco said. The club had to get Matsui to waive a limited no-trade clause, Ricco said.

"We're looking at it as a chance to get a guy who adds flexibility for us," Ricco said before the ...

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