Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Angels Exercise Options On Vlad, Lackey, Decline Anderson's; Napoli, Matthews Undergo Surgery
- The Angels will exercise the 2009 options for Vlad Guerrero and John Lackey, and declined Garret Anderson's. Update: The team bought out GA's option for $3M.
- Vlad Guerrero had surgery on his medial meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 10.
- Gary Matthews, Jr. will have surgery on his right patella tendon.
- Mike Napoli will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder October 31st, his birthday.
Update: The Times reports the Angels intend on discussing a free agent contract with Anderson. Anderson has cut ties with long-standing agent Chris Arnold and will represent himself. Also, Matthews may not be available until as late as April.