Matthews has a slight tear in his ACL and is out indefinitely. I could not be happier. This will pressure Scioscia to preserve Matthews on the pine and insert Rivera or Willits into the lineup on a each day foundation for a though.
Gary Matthews hurt – Gene Autry is smiling…
Rivera had currently supplanted Matthews, and place up terrific figures in July – with an OBP of .455 and a SLG of .704. But, this will make the transfer a very little significantly less probably to dissolve immediately after a few of poor games from Rivera or a unexpected return to ignorant deference to veterans by Scioscia. It is his most obvious weak point as a manager.
In any case, I really don’t enjoy rooting for injuries, but as accidents go, this is a web positive for the group on the offensive aspect of the equation.