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Jeff Mathis | Catcher | #2

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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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Jeff Mathis hit a pinch-hit RBI single to beat the Dodgers 8-7 in 15 innings on Monday night.
Monday night actually became Tuesday morning. Mathis pinch hit for Fernando Salas, and had he not come through with that game-winning hit, the Diamondbacks would have had to use a position player to pitch the 16th. That would have been fun. Mathis offers almost zero offensive upside in the 2018 season, but he was the hero in this one. Apr 3 - 3:30 AM

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Diamondbacks activated C Jeff Mathis from the 10-day disabled list.

Mathis has been out since late August with an avulsion fracture in his right hand. He'll have a chance to show he's healthy in the last couple days and that he belongs on the postseason roster.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed C Jeff Mathis on the 10-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his right hand.

Mathis suffered the injury in Monday's series opener against the Mets when he got hit on the throwing hand by a foul tip. If he's done for the season, which seems probable, the veteran catcher will finish with a .213/.276/.322 batting line in 58 games.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Jeff Mathis has been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his right hand.

Arizona Republic beat writer Nick Piecoro says that means the ligament came off the bone, pulling fragments of the bone with it. This figures to be a season-ending injury for Mathis, who will finish with a weak .213/.276/.322 batting line in 58 games. The veteran catcher is due $2 million from the Diamondbacks in 2018.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Jeff Mathis left Monday's game against the Mets with a right hand contusion.

Mathis initially remained in the game after being hit with a foul tip, but he was eventually pulled. It's not clear whether the Diamondbacks have already sent Mathis for X-rays and they came back clean or if the exam still needs to take place.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 10:32:00 PM

Jeff Mathis collected three singles with a walk and two runs scored over four at-bats in Monday's win against Atlanta.

Mathis has struggled at the plate for most of the season but he has come alive recently. He has hit safely in a season-high six straight while collecting at least one hit in 11 of his past 12 outings. The veteran still doesn't play regularly enough to warrant using outside of deeper NL-only fantasy formats.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 01:54:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:17:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 16, 2017 12:59:00 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.
Sun, May 14, 2017 12:14:00 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.
Wed, May 10, 2017 03:18:00 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

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