Matthews Announces For Jays

Gary Matthews, fired as the Toronto Blue Jays' hitting coach, agreed Monday to become a broadcaster for the team.

After Matthews was let go by Toronto at the end of the regular season, he had agreed to become a minor league hitting instructor for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Matthews will join play-by-play announcers Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth on Headline Sports Radio for next season. Matthews will be as an analyst.

"For me it's a dream come true to work on this broadcast with Tom and Jerry," Matthews said. "I have been looking forward to this opportunity for many years. Even as hitting instructor, everyone knew I had aspirations of becoming a color analyst in the booth. This is phenomenal."

Matthews has worked for the Philadelphia Phillies as an analyst on both radio and TV. After 17 seasons as a major league player, he was a coach for the Chicago Cubs' organization from 1995-1997 and joined the Blue Jays in 1998.

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