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Source: Reds sign OF Joe Mather to minor league deal

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Joe Mather to a minor league contract. Mather, 30, will report to the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Saturday. After being released by the Phillies in spring training, Mather signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League on April 5th, and hit .271 with 2 HR and 4 RBI...
Via CLNS Radio
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils Release Joe Mather

According to Matt Gelb and Chris Branch, the Phillies have released non-roster invitee Joe Mather. Mather was among the worst part-time players in the Majors last year, hitting .209/.256/.324 in 243 PA, posting a Major League-worst -1.5 fWAR.  In our non-roster invitee preview, we stated Mather had no chance to make the team out of camp and no chance to see time with the team this...
Via Phillies Nation
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Dealings

Freshly signed off the minor league free agent scrap heap are Joe Mather and Brian Bass.Mather has spent parts of 4 seasons with the Cardinals, Braves, and Cubs playing all 3 outfield positions and a little 1st and 3rd base.  He's a lifetime .219/.628 hitter in 229 games.  He bats right-handed and is 30 years old (aka- minor league filler).  On a positive note, he has clubbed...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 5, Rockies 3

Joe Mather took advantage of a rare start with a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the eighth inning Friday and the Chicago Cubs ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies had matched a season best with a five-game winning streak. Chicago trailed 3-2 going into the eighth. Brett Jackson tied it with his second homer of the...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs and Rockies Give New Meaning to Going Number 2

Blackmon RF, Herrera SS, Pachecho 1B, Gonzalez LF, Hernandez C, Colvin CF, Nelson 3B, LeMahieu 2B, Pomeranz P vs. Mather RF, Vitters 3B, Rizzo 1B, Soriano LF, Castro SS, Castillo C, B. Jackson CF, Barney 2B, Samardzija P The Rockies recent 5-game win streak and the Cubs continued excellence in losing has earned the Cubs a 3-game lead for the #2 spot in next year's draft for the...
Via Cub Reporter
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Funnies. Oh wait it's the Cubs. Make that Sunday Saddies.

Click to see gif. Ouch.Joe Mather had a rotten night with the glove.I mean - plenty of effort, right?But all Mather will remember is Matt Kemp saying he "had a little help" with his game-winning home run that bounced off Mather's glove like a mini-trampoline and then went over the fence.Later, Mather would make another grand effort, diving at a line drive (can't...
Via Cub Reporter
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs 3B Ian Stewart out with sore wrist

Third baseman Ian Stewart has been scratched from the Chicago Cubs' lineup with a sore left wrist. Joe Mather started at third against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. The lineup remained the same otherwise, with Mather batting eighth. Stewart has been playing with a balky wrist for a couple of weeks. He was batting .201 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 55 games in his...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Game 48 Thread - T. Wood vs. Suppan

The face of Joe Mather batting third will forever haunt my nightmares of the 2012 Cubs. Padres Cubs *Venable, CF *DeJesus, RF Denorfia, RF Castro, SS *Alonso, 1B Mather, CF Quentin, LF *LaHair, 1B *Headley, 3B Soriano, LF Hundley, C *Stewart, 3B #Cabrera, 2B Barney, 2B #Parrino, SS *Lalli, C Suppan, P Wood, P What's more amazing, that the Cubs have lost...
Via Cub Reporter
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Rangers fall to Cubs after 9th-inning home run

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Joe Mather hit a tiebreaking solo home run off Sean Green in the ninth inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 3-2 split-squad victory over the Texas Rangers and a two-game split at Cashman Field. Texas tied the score in the eighth against Alberto Cabrera when Guilder Rodriguez doubled and scored on Ryan Strausborger's single. Texas starter Matt Harrison gave up...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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