Mathis re-signed with the Marlins on Wednesday on a one-year contract. Mathis should slot back in as the backup catcher for the Marlins, this time starting the season behind J.T. Realmuto rather than Jarrrod Saltalamacchia. While he should see some starts behind the dish, his value would only increase if his young counterpart were to suffer an injury.
Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto gets a rest in Saturday's game. Realmuto, who has 44 starts behind the plate this year, will be replaced by Jeff Mathis. Mathis is starting his fifth game and second in the last four. He'll bat seventh in the lineup.
As expected, the Marlins reinstated Jeff Mathis off the disabled list Friday. They have also designated for assignment fellow catcher Jhonatan Solano. Mathis has been sidelined since April 12 after fracturing his right hand. Solano played in just seven games with the Marlins with only one hit in 20 at-bats.
The Marlins are planning on reinstating catcher Jeff Mathis from the disabled list when the series against the Rockies begins Friday, reports MLB.com. Mathis has not played since April 12 after fracturing his right hand. He was 0 for 5 in three games before suffering the injury.
Marlins reliever Steve Cishek will work on his mechanical issues with a familiar face down in Double-A Jacksonville. Catcher Jeff Mathis was sent from Triple-A New Orleans to Jacksonville over the weekend to continue his rehab assignment. He'll likely catch Cishek until he is fully recovered from a right-hand fracture that has kept him on the disabled list since April 13. Cishek will work multiple innings will he iron things out in the minors. "I think that will be very helpful and beneficial because Matty's caught him so much," manager Dan Jennings said, per the Miami Herald. "Matty knows what to look for and what to expect. He'll be a good sounding board for him."