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Matthews likely to get minor league deal

Updated: June 22, 2010, 7:48 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

Matthews would likely get a minor league contract. He hit .190 with one RBI in 58 at-bats with the Mets.

Cincinnati would be Matthews' eighth team. Reds manager Dusty Baker is close friends with Matthews' father, who also was an All-Star outfielder.

Baker did not address the report following Cincinnati's 6-4 win over the Oakland ...

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