Veteran right-hander Doug Mathis has been signed to a minor league contract by the Rays, per MLBDailyDish.com. He was recently released by Texas. The 30-year-old Mathis has not pitched in a major league game since 2010.
The Rangers have released 30-year-old right-hander Doug Mathis, whom they signed to a minor league contract in December. Mathis struggled in exhibition play. He yielded three runs on seven hits and three walks in the last 4 1/3 innings he pitched. He has not pitched in a major league game since 2010 with Texas.
The Rangers signed third baseman Brent Lillibridge, second baseman Josh Wilson, third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff, right-hander Armando Rodriguez and right-hander Doug Mathis to minor-league contracts Thursday. Lillibridge, Wilson, Kouzmanoff and Rodriguez also received invitations to spring training. Kouzmanoff is the most notable of these players, having hit 15-plus homers in four straight seasons from 2007 to 2010. But the 32-year-old hasn't played in the majors since 2011, which he split between the Athletics and the Rockies.
The Pirates acquired minor-league pitcher Doug Mathis from the Marlins for a player to be named later. Mathis has been assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Mathis was 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 24 appearances (21 starts) for Triple-A New Orleans.
MLB.com reports the Marlins reassigned Doug Mathis, Mitch Talbot, Ed Lucas and J.T. Realmuto to minor-league camp Wednesday.
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