TEMPE, Ariz. – One toe in the water, one hand on his contract, Gary Matthews Jr. on Wednesday denied he'd taken HGH in 2004, when the feds seem reasonably sure the stuff showed up in his mailbox alongside the gas bill and the Pennysaver.
Here's the thing: The Los Angeles Angels aren't completely satisfied with Matthews' statement, which did not address the fact he reportedly received HGH 2½ years ago. They also had hoped he would have stood before reporters and answered their questions, rather than have the team distribute a sheet of paper he would then use as a shield.
Whatever owner Arte Moreno's motivation here – organizational transparency, accountability to the fans, a notion of whether Matthews will be in the lineup or on the suspended list come opening day, or wriggling out of the contract – Matthews and his people apparently have again disappointed their new franchise.
Asked specifically about allegations he received HGH, Matthews told reporters, "I made my statement. That'sRead More »from Angels looking for more from Matthews