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Matt McBride | Catcher | #29

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lehigh
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Athletics reassigned C Matt McBride, INF Max Schrock and RHPs Daniel Gossett, Chris Smith and Sean Murphy to minor league camp.
McBride has been dealing with a mild lat strain that held him out of Cactus League action for the past week or so. None of the four were expected to break camp with the big league club. Mar 19 - 7:29 PM

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Matt McBride (lat) is expected to make throws to second base during drills on Saturday.

McBride hasn't been able to throw due to a mild lat strain, which was precluded him from catching in any spring games. As long as he makes it through Saturday's drills without any setbacks, he could be cleared for Cactus League action.
Mar 11 - 1:02 PM

Matt McBride is currently not able to throw due to a mild right lat strain.

He's still able to catch bullpen sessions but isn't able to throw the ball back to the pitcher. McBride shouldn't get too far behind schedule, but he's not going to make the Opening Day roster, anyway.
Feb 26 - 11:38 AM

Athletics re-signed C/1B Matt McBride to a minor league contract.

McBride was outrighted off Oakland's 40-man roster at the end of the regular season after batting .209/.227/.279 in 44 major league plate appearances. He'll give the A's some much-needed catching and first base depth for the upper levels of their minor league system.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 08:28:00 PM

Athletics sent C/1B Matt McBride outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The move frees up another spot on the A's 40-man roster. The 31-year-old McBride bounced back and forth from the majors to the minors a handful of times this season while batting .209/.227/.279 over 44 plate appearances.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Athletics recalled C/1B Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville.

McBride is batting .231 (9-for-39) with the A's this season. He'll serve as the club's third catcher in the final month.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Athletics optioned C/1B Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville.

The move clears a spot for Stephen Vogt's return. McBride is batting .231 (9-for-39) with three doubles and two RBI over 15 games with the A's this season. He should be back up again later this summer.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Athletics recalled C/1B Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll be the club's second catcher while Josh Phegley (knee) is out. McBride has picked up four hits in 18 at-bats with the big club this season.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Athletics optioned 1B/C Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville.

McBride has picked up four hits in 18 at-bats with the big club this season. He'll return to a utility role at Nashville.
Fri, May 27, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Athletics recalled 1B/OF/C from Triple-A Nashville.

McBride was up for a couple days last month but didn't appear in a game. He'll provide depth at multiple positions.
Fri, May 13, 2016 02:49:00 PM

Athletics optioned 1B/OF/C Matt McBride to Triple-A Nashville.

McBride was only up with the big club for a couple days. He didn't appear in a game.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 04:51:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of 1B/OF/C Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville.

McBride will take a spot on the A's bench. He's been playing some catcher this year for Nashville and can function as a backup at multiple positions for Oakland, but the 30-year-old is a .199/.228/.305 career MLB hitter.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 12:28:00 PM

Athletics signed 1B/OF Matt McBride to a minor league contract.

McBride, 30, has hit only .199/.228/.305 across 158 plate appearances at the big league level. He's nothing more than a depth add.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Rockies designated 1B/OF Matt McBride for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Justin Morneau. McBride had just seven hits in 42 at-bats while up with the big club.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of OF/1B Matt McBride from Triple-A Albuquerque.

McBride has hit .328/.380/.549 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 78 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 30-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder could take on NL-only and daily fantasy value if he gets regular playing time. Drew Stubbs was designated for assignment Wednesday in a corresponding 40-man roster move.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 04:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Daniel Mengden
7Daniel Gossett
8Heath Fillmyer
9Lou Trivino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Santiago Casilla
3Ryan Dull
4Liam Hendriks
5Chris Hatcher
6Daniel Coulombe
7Emilio Pagan
8Raul Alcantara