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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had themselves a pretty good year, unless you count the dismal ALCS. But now the team has a slew of free agents it needs to figure out how to re-sign. According to the Los Angeles Times, it appears that a bunch of them - Chone Figgins(notes), Vladimir Guerrero(notes), Bobby Abreu(notes), and John Lackey(notes) - all want to come back. But one guy who doesn't want to be in Anaheim anymore but is under contract is Gary Matthews, Jr.

Unfortunately for Matthews, he signed a five-year, $50-million contract in 2007. He was inured in the second half of that year and the team then brought in Torii Hunter(notes) in the off-season to a five-year, $90 million deal to play the center-field spot Matthews thought was his. He's been playing backup ever since.

He wants out, either by trade or release. "I don't expect to be back; it's time to move on," Matthews told the Times. "I'm ready to play for an organization that wants me to play every day. This organization has other plans, and that's OK."

Source: Los Angeles Times

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