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Ryan Mattheus | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels signed RHP Ryan Mattheus to a minor league contract.
The contract includes an invitation to spring training. Mattheus was an important member of the Nationals' bullpen as recently as 2012, posting a 2.85 ERA over 66 1/3 innings of work, but injuries and inconsistency have knocked him in recent years. The 31-year-old will look to earn a bullpen job with the Halos in spring. Jan 14 - 6:08 PM

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Ryan Mattheus has elected free agency.

Mattheus hasn't pitched very well the last two years, other than a brief stint with the Nationals last season. Still, he's had some success in the past and won't have trouble latching on elsewhere.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.

The veteran right-hander has had a rough season at Triple-A, compiling a 5.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 36/12 K/BB ratio over his 42 2/3 innings. He'll provide another option for the Nationals in the middle innings.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a spot for Thursday's starter, Blake Treinen. Mattheus has pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in two stints with the Nationals this season.
Wed, May 21, 2014 08:19:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.

Mattheus is unscored upon during his three relief innings with the big club this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sun, May 18, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

The move clears a spot for Tuesday's starter, Blake Treinen. Mattheus has tossed three scoreless innings with the Nationals this season and should return to the big club soon.
Tue, May 6, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Ryan Mattheus from Triple-A Syracuse.

Taylor Jordan was sent down in a corresponding roster move. Mattheus fell behind this spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest and had a 5.40 ERA and 8/3 K/BB ratio over 10 innings in Triple-A this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Ryan Mattheus will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

It's not clear yet what the Nationals' corresponding move will be. Mattheus held a 6.37 ERA in 37 appearances last season for the Nats but posted a 2.84 mark over 101 games from 2011-12.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Ryan Mattheus to Triple-A Syracuse.

Mattheus was slowed this spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest. Once healthy, he shouldn't need many appearances in the minors before being an option for the Nats' bullpen.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Thursday that Ryan Mattheus (chest) will not be ready for the start of the season.

Mattheus, sidelined for most of the spring due to inflammation of a tendon in his chest, made his spring debut on Thursday and there simply isn't enough time left on the calendar for him to be ready for Opening Day. However, he should join Washington's bullpen by mid-April if all goes well.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) will make his first appearance of the spring on Thursday.

Mattheus has missed all the action thus far due to, in short, chest inflammation. The right-hander threw to hitters on Monday, and he'll get his first taste of game action Thursday afternoon. Mattheus may still have enough time to earn a bullpen job, but Nationals manager Matt Williams has also been impressed with right-hander Aaron Barrett. Barrett may be a candidate for Mattheus' spot should the 30-year-old not be ready for Opening Day.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) threw to hitters Monday for the first time this spring.

Mattheus fell behind this spring after being diagnosed with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest, but he said he felt "really good" while using all of his pitches Monday. Relievers typically don't need much work to get ready for the season, but he's going to be cutting it pretty close.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 05:31:00 PM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) will throw live batting practice Monday.

It will be the first time he's faced hitters since being diagnosed with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest. There's a chance that Mattheus will still have time to get ready for Opening Day.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 08:32:00 AM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) was cleared to resume throwing after a checkup with Nationals trainers Tuesday.

Mattheus was shut down for about two weeks with costochondritis -- inflammation of a tendon in his chest. He will hope to catch up to the other relievers in Nationals camp before the start of the 2014 regular season.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 08:56:00 AM

Ryan Mattheus (chest) has yet to be cleared to resume throwing.

Mattheus is dealing with costochondritis, which is inflammation of a tendon in his chest. He's expected to start throwing again at some point later this week and should still have time to get ready for the season if he can avoid setbacks.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 08:37:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
3Carlos Perez
4Jett Bandy
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Josh Rutledge
2Johnny Giavotella
3Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Kyle Kubitza
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Matt Joyce
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Nick Tropeano
8Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Cesar Ramos
4Mike Morin
5Fernando Salas
6Cam Bedrosian
7Cory Rasmus
8Jeremy McBryde
9Vinnie Pestano
10Drew Rucinski
11Scott Snodgress
12Ryan Mattheus
13Edgar Ibarra