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Matt McBride | Catcher | #29

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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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

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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

Matt McBride singled and clubbed a pair of two-run home runs in four at-bats Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

McBride's first homer put the Rockies up 2-0 in the first inning against Aaron Blair. His second broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth inning against Vidal Nuno. McBride also homered on Saturday, now sitting with four on the spring along with a .298 average (14-for-47). There isn't any room for him on the Rockies' roster, but he should get immediate consideration for a mid-season call-up in the event of an injury.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Matt McBride hit a solo home run, his second of the spring, in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

McBride hit the shot off Cubs reliever Jason Marquis. The outfielder now has two homers and seven RBI in Cactus League play, batting .262 in 42 at-bats. He may still get sent out when the Rockies cut their roster down, but he hasn't hurt his cause with his showing this spring.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
4Matt McBride
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
3Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
4Yairo Munoz
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Renato Nunez
3Jermaine Curtis
LF1Khris Davis
2Jaycob Brugman
3Jaff Decker
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
3Alejandro De Aza
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Yonder Alonso
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Jharel Cotton
5Andrew Triggs
6Jesse Hahn
7Daniel Mengden
8Raul Alcantara
9Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Santiago Casilla
4John Axford
5Ryan Dull
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Bobby Wahl
9Simon Castro
10Tyler Sturdevant
11Ross Detwiler