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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 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

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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

Jeff Mathis (collarbone) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next Wednesday.

Mathis has been out of commission since fracturing his collarbone early in spring training. He should be ready for activation in a couple weeks.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Marlins placed C Jeff Mathis on the 15-day disabled with a broken collarbone.

He'll be sidelined until early May. Miguel Olivo will handle the backup catching duties behind Rob Brantly.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Arquimedes Caminero