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MLB Injury News:
Jeff Mathis was out of the Miami Marlins' lineup last night as the catcher continued to deal with an injury to his right thumb. Mathis suffered the injury Monday night, and he told Joe Frisaro of MLB.com that he's hoping to return to the lineup in the next few days.
Mathis took a bounced pitch from Henderson Alvarez off his thumb Monday during the Marlins contest against the Atlanta Braves. While he was initially able to remain in the game, Mathis was ultimately replaced behind the plate by reserve backstop Rob Brantly.
When Mathis woke up yesterday, his thumb was still bothering him. He underwent an X-ray which came back negative, causing Mathis and the Marlins to hope that he'll return in the next few days.
Miami has been using Mathis as its regular catcher since May after he opened the season on the disabled list with a broken right collarbone. While he hasn't done much at the plate, batting a lowly .196/.268/.311, he's been a steadying force behind it, according to manager Mike Redmond.
"We talked about it in Spring Training when he got
hurt," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "I knew that would be a big
blow to us not having that veteran guy around. When we started playing better,
it coincided when he got better and he got back. It came when pitching got back,
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