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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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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. Jul 26 - 1:55 PM

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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.
Jul 3 - 12:49 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.
May 27 - 4:12 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.
May 13 - 2:49 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.
Apr 29 - 4:51 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.
Apr 27 - 12:28 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.
Jan 11 - 10:00 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

Rockies sent 1B/OF Matt McBride outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

McBride, 29, had seven hits -- including two home runs -- over 31 at-bats for the Rockies this season. The Rox got him a few years ago from the Indians in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Making his first major league start in two years, Matt McBride hit a grand slam Wednesday off the Royals' Danny Duffy.

McBride, who was just called up yesterday to help out at first base, also singled in the contest. The slam was his third major league homer, the other two coming in Sept. 2012. McBride's stay figured to be a short one, just until Justin Morneau got healthier, but maybe he'll last through September if he has a couple of more nice games.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:45:00 PM

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

McBride has had a nice year for Colorado Springs, batting .305/.345/.487 with seven homers over 51 games. He'll provide some depth at first base with Justin Morneau (neck) a little banged up.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Matt McBride went 1-for-3 in a losing effort against the Giants in Cactus League play on Friday.

He was an offensive juggernaut compared to the rest of his teammates, as the Rockies scratched out just two singles in the ballgame. The 28-year-old is hitting .333 on the spring (8-for-24) as he attempts to latch on as a utility player. Should he make the team, his potential eligibility at catcher makes him an interesting late-round gamble in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
3Bruce Maxwell
1B1Danny Valencia
2Yonder Alonso
3Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Ryon Healy
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Coco Crisp
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Andrew Triggs
10Jarrod Parker
11Daniel Coulombe
12J.B. Wendelken