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Tigers' Nick Maton: Tallies three hits Tuesday
Maton went 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
Maton was off to a slow start before Tuesday's outburst, but he's now batting .294 this spring. The versatile 26-year-old is competing for an everyday role at third base, though he can also play some in the middle infield and the outfield. Maton should see a decent number of at-bats for the Tigers this season and could emerge as a moderately useful fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Nick Maton: Off to slow spring start
Maton went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and is now batting just .182 this spring.
It's a small sample size of just 11 at-bats, so Maton has time to get going before the regular season begins. The 26-year-old came to the Tigers as part of the Gregory Soto trade in the offseason and is competing for regular playing time, possibly at third base. Tyler Nevin is also in the mix at the hot corner, and the two could alternate starts, at least until one of them emerges as a preferred option. Maton also has the versatility to play at shortstop and second base as well as in the outfield, so he could be a utility player for the Tigers as well.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Nick Maton: Traded to Tigers
Maton, Matt Vierling and Donny Sands were traded from the Phillies to the Tigers on Saturday in exchange for Gregory Soto and Kody Clemens, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Maton could have a clearer path to playing time in Detroit than he had in Philadelphia, though there's no guarantee he'll earn regular at-bats. In 216 career plate appearances at the highest level, he's hit .254/.330/.434 with seven home runs. That's good for a 108 wRC+, though his 31.5 percent strikeout rate is worryingly high while his 32.8 percent hard-hit rate is well below average, suggesting he's been quite lucky to produce above-average results.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Rejoins roster for World Series
Maton was added to the Phillies' roster on Friday ahead of the World Series, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
Maton was on the roster for the wild-card round but never saw the field, and he was left off the roster for the NLDS and NLCS. The 25-year-old is unlikely to see much action and will provide depth as a utility option during the World Series.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Left off NLDS roster
Maton was not included on the Phillies' NLDS roster, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Maton was part of the team's roster for the NL Wild Card Series but didn't make an appearance. His defensive versatility makes him interesting as a bench option, but the Phillies elected to go with Dalton Guthrie instead.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Remains out of lineup
Maton isn't starting Friday against Atlanta.
Maton has lost out on some playing time recently, and he'll head to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Matt Vierling is starting in right field and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Sitting Thursday
Maton isn't starting Thursday against Atlanta.
Maton started three of the last four games and went 1-for-8 with five strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Dalton Guthrie starts in right field and bats ninth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Gets day off Friday
Maton isn't starting Friday against Atlanta.
Maton will get a day off Friday after going 3-for-11 with two homers over his last five games. Matt Vierling will take over in right field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Not in Thursday's lineup
Maton isn't starting Thursday against Miami.
Maton started the last four games and went 2-for-10 with two homers, four RBI, three walks and three strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Matt Vierling starts in right field and bats eighth.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Getting regular at-bats
Maton will start in right field and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Maton will stick in the lineup for the fourth game in a row, with each of those matchups coming against right-handed pitching. The lefty-hitting Maton appears to have captured the strong side of a platoon in right field with the righty-hitting Matt Vierling, but both players will lose out on work whenever Nick Castellanos (oblique) returns from the injured list. Maton's uptick in playing time comes after he mashed a home run in all but one of his last four starts.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Homers in two straight starts
Maton went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Maton homered with two out in the fifth off righty reliever Andres Machado to push Philadelphia's lead to four. The 25-year-old has now homered in back to back starts after struggling to find the lineup for most of the season. The utility man has been versatile in his few appearances, spending time at second base during seven games and in the outfield during 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Homers in start
Maton went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss against the Marlins.
The 25-year-old got the Phillies on the board with a two-out homer in the third inning off Sandy Alcantara. Maton has not seen much action lately, appearing in six of Philadelphia's last eight games but recorded just eight at-bats during that stretch. He has taken advantage of those recent chances however, tallying four hits including a double and a homer for a .750 slugging percentage.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Returns to bench role
Maton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.
After making four starts in a stretch of five games, Maton is now on the bench for the fourth straight contest. The 25-year-old doesn't look like he'll be in store for steady at-bats moving forward after the Phillies reinstated Bryce Harper from the 60-day injured list Friday.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: On bench against lefty
Maton is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.
The lefty-hitting Maton will take a seat against southpaw Nick Lodolo, ending a streak of three consecutive starts for the 25-year-old. With Philadelphia optioning Darick Hall to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Maton could have a path to playing time against right-handed pitching in the short term, but his opportunities will likely take a hit when Bryce Harper (thumb) returns from the 60-day injured list next week.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Nabs third straight start
Maton will start in left field and bat eighth in Monday's game against the Reds.
After going 2-for-7 with a walk, two RBI and a run while picking up starts in left field and at second base in the final two games of Philadelphia's weekend series with the Mets, Maton will stick in the lineup as the Phillies welcome the Reds to town. Maton and Bradley Zimmer should be candidates to pick up more work in the outfield while Brandon Marsh (ankle) is on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Drives in four runs
Maton went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 13-1 win over the Nationals.
Maton got his big day started with a two-run shot in the fourth inning followed by RBI hits in the seventh and eighth frames. The 25-year-old has made the most out of his limited MLB action this season, going 6-for-10 with four extra-base hits and eight RBI. Expect him to carve out some more playing time if he continues swinging a hot bat.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Recalled by Phillies
Maton was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.
Maton should take the bench role that had belonged to Yairo Munoz, who was optioned in a corresponding move. Maton owns a respectable .268/.336/.431 slash line in 54 career major-league games, though just two of those have come this season.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Removed from injured list
Maton (shoulder) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
After completing a lengthy rehab assignment, Maton is ready to resume playing on a regular basis. He will not immediately rejoin the Phillies, though, and will instead continue playing with Lehigh Valley for the time being.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Nick Maton: Productive week at Lehigh Valley
Maton (shoulder) started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and two runs scored in his rehab game Sunday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
After starting his rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater on July 7 and appearing in four games for the affiliate, Maton moved to the Triple-A club early last week. Over his five contests with Lehigh Valley thus far, Maton has gone 8-for-21 with three doubles, four walks and a stolen base. From a performance standpoint, Maton looks as though he'll be ready to return from the 10-day injured list when the Phillies return after the All-Star break, but the big club may not have room for him on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 178 lbs|
|Birthplace: Chatham, IL|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|