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Jeff Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Tuesday.
Mathis will begin the 2021 season at the Braves' alternate training site. The 16-year major league veteran has carved out a career based almost exclusively on his defense and ability to call games behind the plate. Because he offers very little offensive value, Mathis has never been much of a fantasy asset. There would likely have to be multiple injuries for Mathis to see time in the majors this year, as Travis d'Arnaud, Alex Jackson, and William Contreras will all be ahead of him on the depth chart. David O'Brien also reported that Mathis is looking to transition to coaching, so this may be his final stop before retirement.
Free agent catcher Jeff Mathis has signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies for $1.8 million, per Jon Heyman.
Mathis struggled with the Rangers in 2020 when he slashed a paltry .161/.221/.355 with three home runs and nine RBI across 62 at-bats. The 37-year-old will compete for a backup job in spring training.
In Saturday's 6-1 win against the Astros, Jeff Mathis hit a three-run home run off of Brandon Bielak. He went 1-for-4 with one home run, one run, three RBI, and two strikeouts.
On the season, Mathis has three home runs, six runs, nine RBI, and one steal with a .161 batting average. He isn't fantasy relevant.
Jeff Mathis went 2-for-3 with two singles and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Mathis picked up his fourth RBI of the season. He's only seen 28 at-bats this year and will continue splitting time behind the plate with Robinson Chirinos.
Jeff Mathis went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Giants.
Robinson Chirinos will get the majority of starts at catcher but Mathis has been great in his two games this season, batting 2-for-4 with two walks, a triple, and and RBI.