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Marlins' Mathis thankful Scioscia put him through the grinder

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Although three years removed from his time with the organization, Jeff Mathis still is a part of the Angels' extended family. The current Marlins catcher is the brother-in-law of Angels reliever Cory Rasmus. "I know him pretty well," Mathis said of Rasmus. Mike Scioscia has been so impressed with the catcher, he wouldn't mind if he was a...
Via Fox Sports West
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Mathis embraces role as Miami Marlins backup catcher, team leader

MIAMI -- When the Los Angeles Angels traded Jeff Mathis to the Toronto Blue Jays in December 2011, the former first-round selection would soon learn he wasn't just moving to another country. The Blue Jays approached him, the Angels' primary catcher over the previous three seasons, about serving as the backup to J.P. Arencibia. Mathis, who hit .194 with 26 homers and 139 RBI...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB issues statement on controversial Reds-Marlins play

Major League Baseball has followed up on a play at home plate that caused a stir in the eighth inning of Thursday night's game between the Reds and Marlins. After a lengthy review, replay officials overturned the call on the field that the Reds' Zack Cosart was out and instead ruled that catcher Jeff Mathis was blocking the plate. Cosart's run scored tied the game at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jeff Mathis hopes to return from thumb injury soon

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 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...
Via MLB Injury News
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis mistakenly walks to first after ball three (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Miami Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis was caught losing track of the count during the team's Independence Day game against the Atlanta Braves as he walked halfway to first base after taking ball three in his eighth inning at-bat. Mathis took a 2-2 pitch that was way outside, then tossed his bat aside and started jogging to first base thinking...
Via Holdout Sports
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis activated from DL

Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis has been activated from the disabled list after recovering from a broken right collarbone that caused him to miss the first six weeks of the season. Mathis was acquired November in the trade that sent shortstop Jose Reyes and four others to Toronto. Mathis was injured in the first spring training game in February. A .198 career hitter, Mathis joins a...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins' Jeff Mathis breaks collar bone

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...
Via MLB Injury News
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mathis gets $3 million, 2-year deal from Blue Jays

Catcher Jeff Mathis has agreed to a $3 million, two-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for 2013 for 2014. Mathis will earn $1.5 million in each of the next two seasons. The deal includes a $1.5 million team option for 2015. There is no buyout. Traded to Toronto from the Los Angeles Angels in December, Mathis is batting .215 with nine doubles, six homers and 19 RBIs in 46...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Mathis makes strides at plate

The Toronto Blue Jays knew they were getting a good defensive catcher when they obtained Jeff Mathis from the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason. However, they also saw some hitting ability in him that was not suggested by a .194 career batting average. Hitting coach Dwayne Murphy made some adjustments, and Mathis is batting .264 with five homers, 13 RBI and an .826 on-base...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Will Mathis be on the Mets radar...

Long time Angel catcher Jeff Mathis is in jeopardy of losing his job now that the Angels have traded for Chris Iannetta.  Mathis is considered a standout defensive catcher and pitcher's love throwing to him, but he's one of the worst offensive players in the game.Mathis has always been an above-average defensive catcher but has been one of baseball's weakest hitters...
Via Mets Fever
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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