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2021 Braves player review: Jeff Mathis

The Atlanta Braves had to go to great lengths to cover the catcher position during the 2021 season, and Jeff Mathis was another veteran backstop that made a cameo appearance. However, Mathis’ value to the club likely went way beyond his contributions on the field and he helped play a part behind the scenes in Atlanta’s championship run.
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Braves outright former first-rounder Jeff Mathis to Triple-A

The Braves announced that catcher Jeff Mathis has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett. As a player with more than three years of MLB service, Mathis had the right to refuse a minor league assignment. However, he has decided to accept a spot on the Atlanta taxi squad and will remain in the organization as non-roster depth, reports David O’Brien of the Athletic.
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Braves acquire C Kevan Smith from Tampa, designate Jeff Mathis

The Atlanta Braves acquired catcher Kevan Smith from Tampa Bay on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. Smith, 32, was active for Atlanta’s Wednesday night game against the New York Mets. The Braves designated veteran catcher Jeff Mathis for assignment. The Braves also activated Grant Dayton (thigh) from the 10-day...
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Braves place Travis d'Arnaud on 60-day injured list, select Jeff Mathis

The injury that landed Travis d’Arnaud on the 10-day injured list yesterday appears much worse than originally expected. Per David O’Brien of the Athletic, further testing remains on the docket but the Braves know enough to move d’Arnaud to the 60-day injured list today, per the team. In addition, Alex Jackson, who replaced d’Arnaud in yesterday’s game, has also landed on the injured list with a strained left hamstring.
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Advanced Metrics Show Why Braves Signed Jeff Mathis

According to David O’Brien on Twitter: “The Braves are signing veteran catcher Jeff Mathis to a minor league contract, a source tells The Athletic. Mathis, a 16-year veteran who turns 38 on Wednesday, is looking to transition into coaching.”. There are most likely multiple reasons why this move was made....
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Braves: Jeff Mathis agrees to a minor league deal

The Braves have added a veteran catcher to their AAA squad in Gwinnett but with a twist. Chase talked about the Braves possibly adding Jonathan Lucroy yesterday, but I see the vision with this move. The Braves have a stable of young catchers (and pitchers) that could use a veteran mentor with none on the roster outside of Travis d’Arnaud. William Contreras, Shea Langeliers, and Alex Jackson are all 25 years old or younger, and Mathis provides a lot of experience.
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Braves sign veteran catcher Jeff Mathis to minor league deal

The Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran catcher Jeff Mathis, David O’Brien of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). Mathis was released by the Phillies from a previous minors deal earlier this week. It’s an early birthday present for Mathis, who turns 38 years old Wednesday. Should...
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Braves agree to Minor League Deal with Jeff Mathis, Per Report

With Spring Training coming to the end and Opening Day right around the corner, the Braves are making a few moves to add pieces to their depth going into the season. One position that has certainly been discussed is the backup catcher position. Obviously, the Braves expect big things from Travis d’Arnaud after his great 2020 campaign. However, with the hot Atlanta summers, the Braves know they need a reliable number two option as well.
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