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Jeff Mathis | Catcher | #2

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo and catcher Jeff Mathis were ejected from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Lovullo and Mathis both took early exits after arguing balls and strikes when Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright received a borderline strike call to end the fourth inning with a runner on third base. The Cards currently hold a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning. Jun 28 - 11:17 PM

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Jeff Mathis hit his second home run of the season Monday in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the Mets.

Mathis extended Arizona's lead to 6-1 with his two-run shot off Mets reliever Hansel Robles in the bottom of the eighth inning. The veteran catcher is still batting just .174 with a .545 OPS in 22 games this year.
May 16 - 12:59 AM

Jeff Mathis went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.

Mathis is still hitting just .154 on the season. The good news is Chris Herrmann is hitting just .174, so the majority of the at-bats behind the dish are still available to any Arizona catcher who can catch fire. Manager Torey Lovullo has to be waiting for one of his receivers to break out, as each has been moribund at the plate.
May 14 - 12:14 AM

Jeff Mathis was hitless in three at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

Mathis saw his average tumble to .121. Neither he nor Chris Herrmann are giving the Diamondbacks very much offensive from the catcher position and both should mostly be avoided in all but the deepest of NL-only fantasy play.
May 10 - 3:18 AM

Diamondbacks signed C Jeff Mathis to a two-year, $4 million contract.

The deal was reported last week and is now official. Mathis is a career .197/.254/.308 hitter but is viewed as a strong defensive catcher. He could share time behind the plate with Chris Herrmann.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with Jeff Mathis.

It seems like the Diamondbacks are looking to cut payroll this offseason, which prompted the non-tendering of Welington Castillo and the signing of the veteran Mathis. He's likely to share time behind the dish with Chris Herrmann and perhaps Oscar Hernandez, but is a poor bet for any type of fantasy production even in the hitter-friendly home ballpark. Mathis is a career .197/.254/.308 hitter in 2273 career plate appearances.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 08:44:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a contract with free agent backstop Jeff Mathis.

Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports was first to report that the two sides had been in discussions, and now Heyman reports that they have reached a deal. The Diamondbacks now have three catchers on the roster, with Mathis joining Chris Herrmann and Oscar Hernandez.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have been in contact with free agent catcher Jeff Mathis.

The Diamondbacks surprisingly opted to non-tender Welington Castillo on Friday and are now in the market for depth behind the plate. Mathis, 33, hit just .238/.267/.33 with a pair of homers and 15 RBI in 126 at-bats for the Marlins in 2016. He'd simply be a depth signing for the D'Backs and shouldn't be counted on to be the full-time starter behind the plate.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have yet to express any interest in re-signing Jeff Mathis.

The veteran backstop has reportedly received interest from several clubs already, but for now it looks like the Marlins are content moving on and finding another catcher to serve as the backup for J.T. Realmuto. Mathis hit just .238/.267/.333 with two homers and 15 RBI in 132 plate appearances with the Marlins in 2016.
Source: Miami Herald
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:52:00 PM

Jeff Mathis went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

Getting a rare start behind the dish, Mathis knocked a two-run single in the sixth inning. The 33-year-old backstop has 10 RBI and eight runs scored in 27 games overall, batting .230/.256/.333 while backing up J.T. Realmuto.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Jeff Mathis clocked a grand slam in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Padres.

The Marlins would not score after the first inning, but when you post a five-run first, you sometimes have the wiggle room to cool off. That was the case on Tuesday. Mathis drove in four of the five runs, swatting a grand slam off Padres starter Drew Pomeranz with two outs in the frame. The game could have swung far differently if Pomeranz had survived the inning with just one run allowed. As is, five. Veteran backstop Mathis has seen just 50 at-bats this season and can be safely allowed to roam free on fantasy waiver wires near and far.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 01:39:00 AM

Marlins re-signed C Jeff Mathis to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Mathis is one of the worst hitters in baseball, but he's good with the glove and the Marlins wanted him back as J.T. Realmuto's backup. He doesn't figure to play a whole lot.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 11:28:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 04:59:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 02:36:00 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.
Sun, May 24, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Archie Bradley
3JJ Hoover
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6T.J. McFarland
7Steve Hathaway
8Randall Delgado
9Rubby De La Rosa
10Jake Barrett
11Matt Koch