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Report: Mets Designate Gary Matthews Jr. For Assignment

Brad Como of SNY reports the New York Mets have designated veteran outfielder Gary Matthews Jr., who's hitting .190 this season, for assignment. This news comes just over two weeks after Andy Martino reported in the New York Daily News that Mets officials met informally in Atlanta to discuss several personnel topics, including whether Matthews belonged.

Como's report also says the team has called-up a catcher, Omir Santos from the Mets' AAA affiliate in Buffalo, to replace Matthews' spot on the roster. Eric Simon of Amazin' Avenue, SB Nation's Mets blog, calls it "your classic crap-for-turd swap," but "a net win."