• My Scores
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA

Jeff Mathis breaks collarbone, out six weeks

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

text
Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis is facing a lengthy recovery. (AP)

The start of spring training was not kind to Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis, as he'll miss the next six weeks or so after breaking his collarbone Saturday. The injury occurred on a foul tip.

Mathis had been slated for backup duty and to be the platoon partner to primary catcher Rob Brantly. As Juan C. Rodriguez notes, Kyle Skipworth or Jake Jefferies will likely function as the second catcher, at least for the time being.

The 29-year-old Mathis is a career .198/.256/.314 hitter across parts of eight major-league seasons.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook. Also, individually interact with us on Twitter: @MattSnyder27, @daynperry and @mikeaxisa.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

June 2, 2015
MLB Top 10: Best position players and pitchers so far (3:54)
June 1, 2015
Gottlieb: Jon Heyman on Josh Hamilton's success with Rangers
(2:02)
June 1, 2015
This Week in (Dumb) Baseball: 6/1
(3:18)
June 1, 2015
Gottlieb: Bryce Harper may skip Home Run Derby
(1:07)

Latest

Most Popular