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Jeff Mathis | Catcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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The Marlins have reached out to free agent C Jeff Mathis about re-signing.
Though he's only a .194 career hitter, Mathis brings a veteran presence to the Marlins clubhouse and would be a low-cost backup option behind starter J.T. Realmuto. The 32 year old earned $1.5 million last year and should expect a similar payday when he signs this offseason. Nov 14 - 4:59 PM

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Marlins activated C Jeff Mathis from the 15-day disabled list.

Mathis has been out since mid-April with a fractured right ring finger. He'll serve as J.T. Realmuto's backup.
Jun 5 - 2:36 PM

Jeff Mathis (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.

Mathis has been on the shelf since April 13 due to a fractured right ring finger. In his absence, J.T. Realmuto has emerged as the starting catcher for the Marlins, which isn't expected to change once Mathis returns.
May 24 - 4:35 PM

Jeff Mathis (finger) expects to start a rehab assignment this weekend.

Mathis should need a few games before being ready to return. He's been on the disabled list since April 13 with a fractured right ring finger. He'll contend with J.T. Realmuto for playing time upon his return.
May 20 - 7:34 PM

Marlins placed C Jeff Mathis on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right ring finger.

Matthis fractured the finger in Sunday's game against the Rays. He could miss anywhere from four to six weeks. The Marlins have yet to announce a more concrete timetable for his recovery. Catching prospect J.T. Realmuto is expected to be recalled from Triple-A to backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia until Mathis is healthy.
Apr 13 - 2:30 PM

Jeff Mathis estimated that he'll miss 4-to-6 weeks with his fractured right ring finger.

Mathis sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Rays. It's likely that J.T. Realmuto will be recalled from Triple-A to function as the primary backup behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia in his absence.
Apr 12 - 5:17 PM

Jeff Mathis has been diagnosed with a fractured right ring finger.

The Marlins lost two players with hand injuries Sunday, as Don Kelly broke the same finger while fielding a grounder. Mathis will be headed to the disabled list.
Apr 12 - 3:32 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jarred Cosart
6Henderson Alvarez
7Justin Nicolino
8Adam Conley
9Austin Brice
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Brian Ellington
7Kendry Flores
8Kyle Barraclough
9Aaron Crow
10Nick Wittgren
11Raudel Lazo
12Jose Urena
13Scott McGough