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Matt McBride | Catcher | #29

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
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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Phillies signed C Matt McBride to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
McBride will give the Phillies an extra catcher at major league camp, but the 32-year-old is doubtful to come under real consideration for an Opening Day roster spot. He has a career .201/.228/.299 batting line in 202 plate appearances at the big league level. Jan 3 - 4:10 PM

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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.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 07:29:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 01:02:00 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.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 11:38:00 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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jorge Alfaro
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Scott Kingery
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Rhys Hoskins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Nick Williams
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Nola
2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Ben Lively
7Mark Leiter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Drew Hutchison
8Victor Arano
9Hoby Milner