Mathis will start at catcher and will bat ninth Wednesday against the Astros.
Mathis has served as a clear backup catcher with Texas for most of the season, but the deadline-day deal that sent Robinson Chirinos to the Mets coupled with Jose Trevino's (wrist) move to the injured list has allowed the veteran backstop to rise up the depth chart. He'll be getting his fourth start in seven games, as he and youngster Sam Huff have been alternating turns behind the plate. A career .195 hitter with limited pop, Mathis shouldn't be on the fantasy radar, even in most AL-only leagues.
Mathis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners.
Mathis took Mariners reliever Dan Altavilla deep in the eighth inning to help the Rangers avoid the shutout. The 37-year-old Mathis is hitting .200/.310/.400 with just the one homer, three RBI and four runs scored across 29 plate appearances this year. He seems to be getting the short end of a timeshare with Jose Trevino while Robinson Chirinos (ankle) is unavailable.
Mathis isn't in the lineup Friday against the Mariners.
Mathis will remain on the bench for the fourth time in the past five games as he may not be the favorite for playing time behind the dish. Jose Trevino will start at catcher Friday and appears to have the slight edge for playing time while Robinson Chirinos (ankle) remains sidelined.
Mathis isn't starting Thursday against the Padres.
Mathis has gone hitless in his last six at-bats, and he'll take a seat once again Thursday. Jose Trevino will handle the catching duties again against the Padres.
Mathis isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.
Mathis will sit for the second time in the past three games as he appears to be settling into a timeshare at catcher with Robinson Chirinos (ankle) sidelined. Jose Trevino will serve as the catcher Wednesday.
Mathis isn't in the lineup Monday against the Padres.
Mathis had started four of the past five contests with Robinson Chirinos (ankle) on the injured list, but he'll get a day off Monday. Jose Trevino will start behind the plate in Mathis' absence.
Mathis will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Rockies.
Mathis will be making his fourth start in five games and looks poised to continue seeing an uptick in opportunities while Robinson Chirinos (ankle) is on the injured list. Chirinos' absence puts Mathis on the radar in AL-only leagues and mixed leagues that start two catchers, but the real-life value the veteran backstop gives to the Rangers will overwhelmingly come on defense. The 37-year-old is a career .195/.254/.299 hitter over 15-plus seasons in the big leagues.
Mathis went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Angels.
The stolen base was just Mathis' 12th in 925 career MLB games. He made his fourth start in 14 games, as Robinson Chirinos was given a routine day off. The 37-year-old backstop is 3-for-9 with a triple and an RBI.
Rangers manager Chris Woodward said he will likely carry three catchers to start the season, which means Mathis and Jose Trevino could be on the 30-man active roster for Opening Day, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Mathis and Trevino are competing to be the top backup to Robinson Chirinos, and the loser of that battle may not remain on the active roster when the roster limits are eventually lowered to 26. Trevino is considered to have the better bat, but Mathis has the experience edge.
Mathis is fully recovered from a pulled left hamstring, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
General manager Jon Daniels noted that Mathis lacks the ability to test the leg under normal conditions. He is competing for the No. 2 catcher spot behind Robinson Chirinos. Mathis hit .250 with one home run and three strikeouts in 12 plate appearances this spring.
Mathis (hamstring) has been given rehabilitation instructions, but a scheduled re-examination has been put on hold, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Mathis and fellow backstop Jose Trevino (finger) are in similar situations. They will rehab their injuries while MLB is suspended, then be examined once normal baseball activity resumes, which could happen in May. They are competing for the No. 2 catcher role behind starter Robinson Chirinos.
Mathis is currently dealing with a pulled hamstring, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
The veteran catcher's status is currently questionable and a clearer timeline for his recovery should be available in the coming days. Mathis missed the closing stretch of the 2019 season with a back strain but was fully healthy heading into spring training. With Jose Trevino (finger) also battling an injury, Isiah Kinder-Falefa could experience an uptick in playing time until the Rangers' catching depth returns to full strength.
Mathis (back) is starting behind the plate in Friday's Cactus League game against the Angels.
Mathis missed the closing stretch of 2019 with a back injury, but it won't impact his status for the upcoming season. The 36-year-old had a .158/.209/.224 slash line with two home runs in 88 games last season and is competing for the backup catching job with Jose Trevino.
Mathis (back) has been shut down for the season, TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
This should not come as a shock since Mathis hadn't played since Sept. 14. He was hoping to get into a lineup at some point before the end of the season, but the back injury never improved to the point where he could play. The 36-year-old backstop, who is under contract for one more season, started 76 games and played in 88 overall for the Rangers this year, the most starts and games played since 2011, when he was with the Angels. The Rangers may cut back on his playing time in 2020, but first they need to evaluate Jose Trevino and determine if he's ready for the No. 1 job.
Mathis (back) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Athletics.
Unsurprisingly, Mathis will be held out of the lineup for Friday's matchup due to a lower-back strain. The Rangers have yet to reveal an updated timeline, though he's expected to remain out through the weekend.
Mathis isn't expected to be available for at least the next four or five days while he manages a strained lower back, the Associated Press reports.
The injury will prevent Mathis from appearing in either of the Rangers' two games in Houston to begin the week, though he could be ready to play during the team's weekend series in Oakland. Mathis had already noticed a downsized role in recent weeks, and the injury should only further entrench Jose Trevino as the Rangers' top backstop.
Mathis (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against Oakland.
Mathis sits the day after leaving Saturday's game with a lower-back strain. It's not entirely clear whether his absence is injury-related, as he's fallen behind Jose Trevino (who starts behind the plate Sunday) on the depth chart.
Mathis left Saturday's game against Oakland with a lower-back strain.
The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, as Mathis is considered day-to-day. Isiah Kiner-Falefa looks to be the backup to Jose Trevino behind the plate if Mathis misses an extended period, though he hasn't started at the position since early June.
Mathis will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Twins.
Though he'll enter the lineup for the series finale, Mathis seems to have slipped behind Jose Trevino in the pecking order for playing time at catcher. Trevino drew three of the past four starts behind the dish before getting Sunday off.
Mathis is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Twins, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Jose Trevino will start behind the plate and hit ninth against right-hander Jose Berrios as the two catchers continue to split playing time. Mathis is just 2-for-17 with two walks in his last seven starts. The veteran backstop is slashing .170/.219/.227 in 151 plate appearances against righties.
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