The Phillies might sign Gary Matthews Jr.

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Jayson Werth Schmason Schmerth:

The Phillies are considering signing outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. to a minor-league contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. If the two sides can work out a deal, Matthews Jr. would attend minor-league spring training camp.

Matthews Jr. can’t hit anymore. He can’t even play defense very well anymore. He adds basically nothing to a major league team at this point, let alone a contending one like Philly.  I can’t think of any good this would do other than make Big Sarge — who is a commentator for the Phillies — happy.

But hey, people like Sarge, right?  There are worse reasons to sign a guy than to make his old man happy.  At least as long as he doesn’t make the team anyway.