Mathis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers. Mathis will stick on the bench for a second consecutive contest as John Ryan Murphy picks up another start behind the dish in his place. The veteran backstop is hitting just .129/.206/.258 with one homer through 14 games in September.
Mathis is not in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers. Mathis will take a seat after starting four of the last five games behind the dish, going 2-for-12 with a homer and five strikeouts over that stretch. John Ryan Murphy will catch Robbie Ray and hit eighth in Monday's series opener.
Mathis is not starting Saturday against the Rockies. Mathis appears to have moved into a starting role, starting three straight and six of eight prior to Saturday's contest. He won't start every game, though, with Alex Avila filling in for him on this occasion.
Mathis is in the lineup Friday against the Rockies for the third straight game and the seventh time in the last 10 contests. Mathis has clearly moved back ahead of Alex Avila in the pecking order. Even with an increased role, however, he remains an unappealing fantasy option, as he's hit just .211/.285/.286 on the season.
Mathis is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Mathis will head to the bench as he is 1-for-10 since the start of September. Alex Avila will get the start behind home plate for the Diamondbacks in the series finale.
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