Mathias was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Mathias was at least theoretically competing for a bench spot in camp but was always a long shot, as he's yet to make his big-league debut. With the ability to play anywhere in the infield and a respectable .269/.355/.442 slash line in 115 games at the Triple-A level last season, it shouldn't be long before he's pushing for a big-league role.
Mathias went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a run and two stolen bases in Friday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Mathias will likely be on the outside looking in when the Brewers set their 26-man roster for Opening Day, but he is getting a chance to show what he can do with his new team, taking at least two at-bats five of the six days the Brewers have played a game this spring.
Mathias was shipped from Cleveland to Milwaukee in exchange for minor-league catcher Andres Melendez on Wednesday.
Mathias was subsequently added to the Brewers' 40-man roster to protect him from selection in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 25-year-old hit a respectable .269/.335/.442 with 12 homers and 13 steals for Triple-A Columbus last season. He'd have a better chance to make a big-league bench if he could play shortstop, though he appeared there just three times last season, splitting most of his time between second and third.
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.
Mathias (shoulder) will start the 2018 season at Double-A Akron.
Mathias struggled with a shoulder injury a season ago, but appears healthy for the upcoming season. He slashed a disappointing .212/.328/.308 in 104 at-bats for Double-A Akron in 2017 and will look to bounce back in 2018.
Mathias was placed on the minor-league disabled list with a right shoulder injury.
Mathias dislocated his left shoulder during spring training, and although that issue seems to have subsided, he now has the other side to deal with. It's unclear exactly what happened or how severe the problem is, but the earliest he can return is June 21.
Donaldson (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Monday and will return to action for Double-A Akron.
The Tribe's No. 12 prospect dislocated his non-throwing shoulder and suffered a minor tear in his labrum during a Cactus League game in early March. He'll begin his first full season at Double-A after slashing .274/.359/.405 with 60 RBI and 70 runs for High-A Lynchburg in 2016.
Mathias (shoulder) is expected to be out until early May, MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum reports.
He suffered a dislocated left shoulder and a slight tear in his labrum while diving for a groundball in a Cactus League game on March 11, and while he has avoided surgery, rehabbing the injury will take at least four weeks. Mathias is a gifted hitter with excellent plate skills (87:48 K:BB in 115 games at High-A last year), and has a chance to be an average everyday second baseman at the big-league level. He is expected to report to Double-A Akron when healthy.
Manager Terry Francona said Mathias suffered a dislocated left shoulder in Saturday's game, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
This doesn't come as too much of a surprise for Mathias, who was carted off the field with an arm injury. No timetable has been set for his return, but it's expected that the 22-year-old will miss extended time with the injury.
Mathias was carted off the field Saturday with an injury he sustained while diving to make a catch, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
Hoynes also noted the trainers were keeping his arm stable as they were carting him off, so it seems likely that is where he sustained the injury. The severity still isn't known, but his status will be updated when the Indians release more about his injury.
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