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Joe Mather | Outfielder

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/23/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Reds signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Pensacola.
The utilityman hit just .209/.256/.324 in 103 games last year with the Cubs. He is doubtful to make a big impact. Sat, May 4, 2013 09:29:00 PM

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Phillies released INF/OF Joe Mather.

A non-roster invite, Mather struggled during his limited time with the Phillies this spring and was given his outright release. He'll now look to sign with another team as organizational depth.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Phillies signed INF/OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract.

Mather batted just .209/.256/.324 with five homers over 103 games for the Cubs last season. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Joe Mather has elected free agency.

Mather was outrighted off the 40-man roster last week but has refused the assignment and will seek a job elsewhere. He batted just .209/.256/.324 with five homers over 103 games for the Cubs this season.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 08:05:00 PM

Cubs sent OF Joe Mather outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Mather appeared in 103 games with the Cubs as a backup outfielder and first baseman. Coming off a disappointing 2012, he'll look to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in spring training.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Joe Mather was used as a reliever on Monday night.

The Cubs were down 14-4 to the Brewers when Mather entered with two outs in the ninth inning. He allowed an inherited runner to score on a single to right field but then retired the second batter he faced to end the frame. Mather also made a relief appearance when he played for the Cardinals in 2010. He has a 7.71 career ERA and a 2.57 career WHIP in 2 1/3 innings.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 10:21:00 AM

Joe Mather plated two runs with a walk-off single in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

He also had a single earlier in the game, pushing his average up to an even .300 on the season. Mather got the start at third base in this one, and he could draw some starts in center field with Marlon Byrd out of the picture. It's doubtful he'll become fantasy relevant, though.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 11:16:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Joe Mather from Triple-A Iowa.

Mather earned an Opening Day roster spot by batting .382/.425/.691 with three home runs in 26 games this spring. He'll be a backup outfielder and first baseman.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 02:03:00 PM

Joe Mather and Blake DeWitt have earned spots on the Cubs' 25-man roster.

Both were expected announcements. Mather has enjoyed a tremendous spring, batting .412 (21-for-51) with three homers and 13 RBI. He'll add some versatility to the Cubs' bench. DeWitt was outrighted off the 40-man roster in February, but has earned his way into the good graces of the new front office by hitting .289 (13-for-45) with one homer, five RBI and a 5/5 K/BB ratio during Cactus League play.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 12:07:00 PM

Joe Mather continued his strong bid for a roster spot Thursday, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a two-run homer against the Rangers.

The former Cardinal and Brave now has his spring average up to .421, and he's gone deep three times in 38 at-bats. Mather also offers some versatility, with the ability to play both corner infield and all three outfield positions. He could be playing his way onto the Opening Day roser.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 07:24:00 PM

Cubs signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract.

Mather batted .213 with one home run and nine RBI over 75 at-bats with the Braves last season before being designated for assignment in mid-June. The 29-year-old opted for free agency and finished the season at the Triple-A level in the Rockies' organization. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the minors for the Cubbies.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 02:54:00 PM

Rockies signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Mather elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Braves last month. The 28-year-old homered in his first game with the Sky Sox on Tuesday night.
Wed, Jul 6, 2011 03:29:00 PM

Outfielder Joe Mather has elected free agency over reporting to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Mather was designated for assignment by the Braves on Sunday. A career .228 hitter through his first 268 at-bats, interest in Mather will be limited on the open market.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 09:41:00 AM

Braves designated OF Joe Mather for assignment.

Mather got hot for a stretch last month but has just three hits in 32 June at-bats. He cleared waivers before the season and stands a good chance of doing so again and remaining in the organization.
Sun, Jun 19, 2011 10:52:00 AM

Joe Mather went 4-for-6 with a three-run homer and a go-ahead double in the top of the 12th to lead the Braves to a 5-4 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Mather probably wouldn't have been in the lineup if not for Jason Heyward's injury, but he really took advantage with his best day as a major leaguer. The four RBI tonight matched his total from his previous 64 at-bats combined. Mather probably won't be worth adding in NL-only leagues unless Heyward goes on the DL tomorrow.
Sun, May 22, 2011 02:27:00 AM

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