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The Miami Marlins will lose backup catcher Jeff Mathis for at least six weeks. The Marlins were taking on the St. Louis Cardinals in a grapefruit league spring training contest when Cardinals Matt Holliday fouled off a ball that came around and struck Mathis on his right clavicle. The injury now leaves the Marlins thin at catcher. Mathis was the only other catcher on the teams spring training roster with any major league experience.
“It just got me square. It hit me in the pad. It’s just one of those things, catches you just right. Been hit there a lot of times. It felt like any other foul tip I’ve taken off the mask, off the shoulder, off the hand,” Mathis told reporters.
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Up to yesterday, the injuries so far this spring have been minor. However, the Miami Marlins suffered a substantial blow yesterday when they lost catcher Jeff Mathis. Mathis suffered a broken collar bone and will miss the next six weeks.
According to an Associated Press report, the injury came when Matt Holliday fouled a pitch back and hit Mathis. Mathis will likely be...
Spring training offers players, coaches, fans and management a chance to see where their respective franchises could be headed, providing glimpses of the future with prospects or seeing how established stars show up and get to work.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, perhaps feeling the rejuvenating properties of spring, penned a letter to fans, a letter that appeared as an ad in the...
JUPITER, Fla. Several Miami Marlins headed to the clubhouse Tuesday morning by walking between a cluster of microphones, several video cameras and a group of reporters.
Is Obama coming? outfielder Bryan Petersen asked.
No. Media members were waiting for someone who actually had been more elusive than the president during the previous four months Jeffrey Loria.
The Marlins owner...
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A cluster of media stood outside the Miami Marlins clubhouse,
awaiting the arrival of owner Jeffrey Loria, when outfielder Bryan
Petersen walked past.
Apparently not yet satisfied with the public shaming he received after his full page "explanation" ad in a local paper, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has now gone straight to the press to explain himself further. As you might expect, it didn't go well.
In a progressively contentious 25-minute interview with the Miami Herald Loria proved that he is the arrogant, clueless...
The Miami Marlins made Mike Redmond a winner in his debut as manager with an 8-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. The game was the first of the Grapefruit League season for both clubs. Miami received some bad news however as backup catcher Jeff Mathis was lost for six weeks with a broken right collarbone. The catcher acquired from Toronto injured the collarbone...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- One game into spring training and the Marlins are already down a catcher.
Jeff Mathis broke his right collarbone Saturday when he was hit by a foul ball during Miami's 8-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. He is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
"A big blow for us. We don't have a ton of depth behind the plate, so we're concerned...
JUPITER (AP) -- Allen Craig has been prevented from playing first by a sore shoulder. The injury doesn't appear to have affected his swing, though.
Craig and Matt Holliday each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.
Craig was starting as the designated hitter. He reached base in all three...
From FOX Sports Midwest:
The Cardinals Spring Training Report premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. This 30-minute show gives fans a look at the storylines dominating the early part of Cardinals camp and at the lighter side of spring training.
The show includes:
• One-on-one interviews with John Mozeliak, Matt Holliday and David Freese
• Reports on the starting...
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