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Pirates' Mark Mathias: Sent to Triple-A
Mathias was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.
As the Pirates thin their major-league roster out ahead of Opening Day, Mathias will make his way to Indianapolis. The 28-year-old produced a .222 average with a double, two RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases over 18 at-bats in eight games this spring. After signing a contract with the Pirates this offseason, Mathias will have to prove himself at the Triple-A level before he'll get a shot at the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Mark Mathias: Could get starts at keystone
Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Tuesday that Mathias is in consideration for starts at second base, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Mathias was just acquired from the Rangers last Wednesday for a player to be named later and has already made a strong impression during his short time in Pirates camp. Shelton noted that the second base competition is wide open at the moment and also suggested that Mathias could be an option in the corner outfield. The 28-year-old put up an .825 OPS in 91 major-league plate appearances last season between Milwaukee and Texas.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Mark Mathias: Dealt to Bucs
The Pirates acquired Mathias from the Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later.
Texas moved Mathias off its 40-man roster over the weekend, but the 28-year-old utility man was quickly able to find a new organization. Mathias hit well at the Triple-A level and down the stretch with Texas last season, but his track record suggests that his hot run at the plate is unlikely to carry over into 2023. He'll compete for a reserve role with the rebuilding Pirates.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Bumped from 40-man roster
Mathias was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Saturday.
Lefty reliever Will Smith was brought in on a one-year deal and Mathias was the roster casualty. While he's 28 years old and lacks a defensive home, Mathias hit six home runs in just 91 plate appearances in the majors last year, so he could draw interest on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Goes deep again Wednesday
Mathias went 2-for-5 with a home run, an additional RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to Oakland.
Mathias plated the Rangers' first run with a solo homer to left field in the second inning and added an RBI single in the following frame. The long ball came one day after Mathias went deep twice, and he's gone 5-for-10 with four runs and six RBI over his past two games. The hot stretch has pushed his season slash line to .306/371/.645 through 70 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Homers twice, including walkoff
Mathias went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and three total runs scored in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Athletics.
Mathias hasn't seen a large share of playing time in September, as Tuesday marked just his fifth start in 13 games this month. He made the most of his chance, fueling the Rangers' comeback win in a big way. The 28-year-old hit an RBI double in the fifth inning, a two-run blast in the seventh and a walkoff solo shot in the ninth to help erase a five-run deficit. He's produced five multi-hit efforts since joining the Rangers at the trade deadline. Mathias is slashing .298/.369/.614 with five homers, 18 RBI, 12 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases through 65 plate appearances between Texas and Milwaukee this year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Walks, steals, scores in win
Mathias went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Houston.
Mathias started at designated hitter with a lefty on the mound. He's getting about three starts per week, primarily at DH and mostly against southpaws. Lefties Kole Calhoun and Brad Miller (hip) typically handle DH chores against righties. Mathias has taken five walks in the last five games after not getting a free pass in his first six with the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Out of Friday's lineup
Mathias is out of the lineup for Friday's game at Boston.
Mathias went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI in Thursday's series opener versus the Red Sox and will take a seat Friday. Kole Calhoun will serve as the designated hitter while Bubba Thompson starts in left field. Mathias has now sat against three straight right-handed pitchers and could be stuck in a short-side platoon role at DH.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Riding pine Wednesday
Mathias isn't starting Wednesday against the Astros.
Mathias started four of the last five games and went 7-for-15 with a home run, a double, five RBI and three runs during that time. Adolis Garcia will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Not starting Sunday
Mathias is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Mathias started the past three games and will receive a day off after going 7-for-12 with a home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. Brad Miller will bat seventh as the designated hitter Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Makes third straight start
Mathias started at designated hitter and went 2-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's 11-2 loss to Detroit.
Mathias made his second straight start at DH and third consecutive overall. He's making the most of his opportunity, posting multiple hits in all three starts with one home run, five RBI and three runs scored. As the Rangers begin to focus on the offseason and 2023, a 27-year-old utility infielder with 75 plate appearances at the major-league level may not be front-and-center in the organization's plans, but Mathias could carve out at-bats over the final month ahead of Brad Miller and Charlie Culberson at DH.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Starting again Saturday
Mathias is starting Saturday against the Tigers.
Mathias will be in the lineup for a third consecutive game, serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh. Over his last two games, the 28-year-old has gone 5-for-9 with a home run, a double, five RBI, three runs and two strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Launches two-run homer
Mathias went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Tigers.
Mathias was knocked in on an Ezequiel Duran homer in the second inning, then hit a two-run shot of his own in the third inning that scored Leody Taveras. He has seen sporadic playing time this season, batting .125 across six games for Milwaukee before being acquired by Texas. Since joining the Rangers, Mathias has gone 9-for-18 with two homers and eight RBI across six games. He is currently on a three-game hitting streak and now flaunts a .324 batting average for the year.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Tallies three RBI
Mathias went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and one run scored Wednesday against the Rockies.
Mathias made only his second start since being recalled by the Rangers on Aug. 15, but he's made a good impression by collecting three hits in eight at-bats. Even so, there's no clear path to playing time for Mathias, unless the team opts to decrease Ezequiel Duran's opportunity at third base.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Makes first start as Ranger
Mathias started at designated hitter and went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Thursday's 10-3 win over the Athletics.
Mathias, who was acquired from the Brewers at the trade deadline, was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, a transaction that got lost amidst the organizational chaos of the past week, which featured the sacking of a manager and general manager. He appeared as a pinch hitter Wednesday, doubling in his lone plate appearance, then made his first start for the Rangers on Thursday. It's unclear how he'll be used going forward, as the Rangers tend to rotate several players through the DH spot. He could serve as a right-handed complement to Brad Miller at DH or get used as a utility player capable of playing second base, third base and left field.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Joins MLB roster
The Rangers recalled Mathias from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.
Mathias will provide some extra infield and outfield depth for however long he sticks with the Rangers. He managed two hits in 16 at-bats with Milwaukee this season before heading to Texas in the Matt Bush trade.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Mark Mathias: Traded to Texas
Mathias and Antoine Kelly were traded to the Rangers from the Brewers on Monday in exchange for Matt Bush, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Mathias had been with the Brewers since 2020, but he could not find his way onto the big-league roster despite posting a .939 OPS at the Triple-A level, so he was dealt for bullpen help. Mathias could get more opportunities with the Rangers the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mark Mathias: Optioned to Triple-A
Mathias was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.
Mathias provided infield depth for the Brewers over the last few weeks but saw sporadic playing time. He's hit just .125 with a homer, four RBI, two runs and a stolen base over six major-league games this year and should see more consistent at-bats in the minors. Mike Brosseau (ankle) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mark Mathias: Impressive return to majors
Mathias went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Saturday's 8-6 loss to the Nationals.
Getting the start at second base and hitting ninth, Mathias helped spark a rally from an 8-1 deficit in the seventh inning when he took Patrick Corbin deep, but the Brewers ran out of time to tie things up. The 27-year-old has been extremely productive for Triple-A Nashville this season, slashing .325/.426/.526 through 34 games, but Saturday's homer and steal were his first for Milwaukee in three games as he's bounced on and off the roster. With Kolten Wong (calf) on the shelf, however, Mathias might get a chance to carve out a regular role in the majors in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Mark Mathias: Recalled by Brewers
Mathias was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.
Mathias appeared in a couple games for the Brewers in late May before heading back to Nashville, but he was brought back Saturday to take the roster spot of Kolten Wong (calf), who landed on the injured list. Mathias will provide infield depth for the Brewers until Wong is ready to return.... See More ... See Less
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