Matthews, Angels agree to 5-year, $50 million deal

Updated: November 23, 2006, 10:44 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Gary Matthews Jr. had a tough decision, choosing between the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants.

Elias Says

MatthewsGary Matthews Jr. agreed to a five-year deal with the Angels on Wednesday, pending a physical examination. Matthews posted a career-high .313 batting average for the Rangers this year; that's 50 points higher than his career average (.263) and 58 points higher than his 2005 mark (.255). Matthews's batting average increase from 2005 ...

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