JEFF MATHIS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mathis, Diamondbacks finalize $4 million, 2-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $4 million, two-year contract. The 33-year-old, a 12-year major league veteran, played the last four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Miami Marlins. He hit .238 in 41 games this year with two home runs and 15 RBIs. Mathis could back up or platoon with Chris Herrmann. ''We're getting a plus...
Via Associated Press
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: D-backs agreed to 2-year deal with catcher Mathis

PHOENIX (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Jeff Mathis have agreed on a two-year, $4 million contract. The person said the deal was pending a physical and asked not to be identified Saturday because the move had not been officially announced. The 33-year-old Mathis, a 12-year major league veteran, played...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Top Prospects that Weren’t: Jeff Mathis, LAA

Prospects, prospects, prospects. Every year, fresh new faces burst onto the scene. But years down the road, whether it’s from a sudden lack of ability, the injury bug, or something worse—several don’t pan out. Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at 30 former top prospects that never became what they were expected to become. Who springs to mind for your club? The majority...
Via The Sports Post
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins agree on one-year contract with catcher Jeff Mathis

MIAMI (AP) -- Jeff Mathis has agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Miami Marlins, where he is expected to back up catcher J.T. Realmuto again.Mathis made the same salary in 2015, when he was limited to 32 games because he missed nearly two months due to a broken finger.He batted only .161 and is a .194 career hitter. But the 11-year veteran provides experience...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Mathis agrees to $1.5 million, 1-year deal with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Jeff Mathis has agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract to remain with the Miami Marlins, where he is expected to back up catcher J.T. Realmuto again. Mathis made the same salary in 2015, when he was limited to 32 games because he missed nearly two months due to a broken finger. He batted only .161 and is a .194 career hitter. But the 11-year veteran provides experience...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

In defense of drafting Taylor Ward

When the Angels drafted Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward with their first round pick in this year’s draft, the reaction was… less than positive. Angels going with Taylor Ward, lots of folks do a face palm. — Scott (@ScottyA_MWAH) June 9, 2015 I heard Taylor Ward earlier today and winced uncontrollably. Then the Angels chose him. Stupidest FO in baseball, hands down. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
June 11, 2015  |  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 in parts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 07, 2014  |  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 one and the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kid gets Jeff Mathis' pink bat after it flies into stands (VIDEO)

Jeff Mathis loses the handle on his Mother's Day pink bat and a young fan is excited to get a souvenir after it flies into the stands.Another reminder for fans to always keep your eyes on the batter.Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins' Jeff Mathis steps in as Salty gets a rest

MIAMI -- With a matinee following a night game, Marlins manager Mike Redmond gave catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia Thursday's series finale against the Colorado Rockies off. Backup Jeff Mathis took his place and hit eighth in the order for his 2014 debut. Last season, the 31-year-old appeared in 73 games and carried the brunt of the work after Rob Brantly struggled and was demoted....
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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