Source: Angels want Matsui to DH

Updated: December 15, 2009, 1:28 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The Los Angeles Angels are in serious discussions with Hideki Matsui about supplanting Vladimir Guerrero as their designated hitter, a source familiar with the team's thinking told ESPN.com on Monday.

A league source told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney that the Angels and Matsui were closing in on a one-year deal for about $6.5 million.

The Associated Press reported later Monday that the two sides had reached a preliminary agreement.

In an e-mail to 1050 ESPN ...

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