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.  


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.



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