Mathias was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday. Mathias got to spend some time in big-league camp but was never a candidate to open the season on the major-league roster, as he's yet to reach Triple-A. He's spent the entirety of the last two seasons stuck at Double-A, and it remains to be seen whether his .232/.338/.370 line for Akron last season will be enough for him to start this season at the next level.
Mathias (head) appears to be just fine after getting hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday against San Francisco, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. It's always alarming when a player gets plunked on or around their head, although Mathias managed to walk away unscathed. He's expected to be fine moving forward, although the Indians may monitor him closely as a precaution.
Mathias exited Friday's game against the Giants after being hit by a pitch in the helmet, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. The details surrounding Mathias' status are unclear at this point, so he'll be considered day-to-day until further evaluation takes place.
Mathias received a non-roster invitation to Indians' spring training on Friday. Mathias spent the last two years at Double-A Akron and posted a .232/.338/.370 slash line in 117 games during 2018. The 24-year-old is an extreme longshot to make the major-league roster given his limited success at Double-A, as he seems likely to spend the 2019 season establishing his footing at Triple-A.
Mathias (undisclosed) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list Friday. Mathias had been dealing with an undisclosed injury, but he's now able to resume trying to build off his .263/.366/.398 slash rate with one home run and 16 RBI over 34 games this season.