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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
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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. Aug 31 - 9:28 PM

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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.
Jul 25 - 11:36 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.
Mar 23 - 5:01 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

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

Mathis has been out all season with a broken collarbone. He is a .198/.256/.314 career hitter at the major league level and will obviously carry no fantasy value.
Tue, May 14, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Jeff Mathis (collarbone) will continue his rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Tennessee.

Mathis batted .286 (4-for-14) with two doubles and four RBI over four games with High-A Jupiter. The veteran backstop broke his collarbone in the early part of spring training, so it might be another week or two before he's deemed ready to join the Marlins.
Tue, May 7, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Jeff Mathis (collarbone) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Jupiter.

Mathis is currently working his way back from a broken collarbone suffered during the early part of spring training. The veteran backstop should be ready to join the Marlins within the next couple of weeks and will serve as Rob Brantly's backup.
Thu, May 2, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
3Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Andrew Heaney
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg
10Anthony DeSclafani