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Jeff Mathis | Catcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Mathis hit a three-run homer off the Twins' Phil Hughes on Thursday.
Some would like to see what youngster J.T. Realmuto could do splitting time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, but the Marlins will stick with the status quo, keeping the light-hitting Mathis as their backup catcher. He hit .200 with two homers, 12 RBI and 64 strikeouts in 175 at-bats last season. Mar 12 - 4:44 PM

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Marlins exercised C Jeff Mathis' $1.5 million option for 2015.

Mathis batted just .200/.263/.274 in 175 at-bats this past season, but he's a cheap veteran to back up starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The 2015 season will be the last on his current deal.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 04:12:00 PM

According to's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins will exercise their $1.5 million option on Jeff Mathis.

Mathis is one of the worst hitters in baseball -- his combined slash line over the past two seasons is .189/.256/.280 -- but the Marlins love his defense and will keep him around for another year as the backup to starting catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Source: MLBlogs
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Jeff Mathis had a rough day at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Braves, going 0-for-3.

Mathis has certainly seen his share of poor offensive performances this season, slashing a putrid .197/.261/.276 on the season. Despite his solid skills as a defender, his run of usefulness as a backup catcher may be coming to an end soon.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Jeff Mathis delivered a two-run double in the seventh inning on Friday, leading the Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the Astros.

That would prove to be more than enough run support for Brad Hand who was outstanding on the hill for the Marlins. That critical knock was the lone hit in four at-bats on the night for Mathis, who is hitting just .200/.285/.282 on the season.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Jeff Mathis went 4-for-5 and hit his first spring homer Sunday against the Tigers.

If you needed another reason to be skeptical of exhibition stats: Mathis has finished at .300 or better in four of his previous seven springs, topping out at .391 in 2011. He's at .276 right now. Mathis is slated to back up Jarrod Saltalamacchia in Miami this season.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Jeff Mathis is done for the season after an MRI has revealed a fractured right thumb.

Mathis suffered what he thought was a bruise a couple weeks ago, but it turns out the injury is more serious. It's not clear whether he'll have surgery, but getting ready for spring training won't be a problem.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Jeff Mathis (thumb) finished 1-for-4 in the Marlins' defeat of the Phillies on Wednesday night.

Mathis missed a week earlier this month with a bruised right thumb but has now started three games in a row. The 30-year-old is batting .192/.261/.301 this season.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Jeff Mathis (thumb) could return to the Marlins starting lineup as early as Sunday.

Mathis bruised his right thumb while blocking a pitch during Monday's game, and has been sidelined since. He'll start swinging a bat in the cages on Saturday, and as long as all goes well, will return to the lineup within the next few days.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Jeff Mathis left Monday's game against the Braves with a bruised right thumb.

The Marlins are considering him day-to-day. Rob Brantly took Mathis' spot behind the plate.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 09:20:00 PM

Jeff Mathis went 2-for-3 with a walk, double, homer and two RBI in Sunday's 6-5 victory against the Giants.

At sunrise on Sunday morning, Miami owned two nondescript Mathis': Doug and Jeff. Doug, a 30-year-old minor league pitcher, was dealt to Pittsburgh for a PTBNL or cash on Sunday afternoon. As that transaction was being finalized, Jeff had one of his best games of the season. This was Mathis' first homer since June 30 and his first double since July 3. His weak bat renders Mathis fantasy irrelevant outside of deep NL-only formats.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Jeff Mathis followed up Sunday's walkoff grand slam with a three-RBI game Monday against the Padres.

Mathis has 11 RBI in his last four starts, making this probably the best little stretch of his career. Anyone banking on him keeping it up should note that he still has a .154 average even after this little outburst.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Jeff Mathis smashed a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Padres.

The Padres chose to walk Greg Dobbs to load the bases with one out for the light-hitting Mathis, who was batting just .115 going into the plate appearance. It backfired, as Mathis launched the second homer in his last three starts.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 04:03:00 PM

X-rays taken late Wednesday night on Jeff Mathis' left hand ruled out any sort of fracture.

Mathis was hit on the hand Wednesday by Eduardo Escobar's follow through. "Everything is OK," Mathis told reporters. "It’s just tight and sore right now. It’s a bruise."
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Jeff Mathis tripled and walked Saturday in the rout of the Mets.

It was his second career triple and his third career walk. OK, fine, it was actually his 105th career walk, but it was his first since last Aug. 30. Yeah, really.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
2Reid Brignac
LF1Christian Yelich
2Tyler Colvin
3Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Sam Dyson
7Preston Claiborne
8Pat Misch
9Vin Mazzaro
10Ryan Reid
11Nick Masset