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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
29-27 4-6 L1
28-27 4-6 W2
26-30 7-3 L1
25-32 5-5 W1
24-31 4-6 L1

2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .275 0 4 .695 1

Top Mark Mathias News

  • Pirates' Mark Mathias: Heads to Triple-A

    The Pirates optioned Mathias to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

    Mathias will cede his spot on the active roster to fellow right-handed-hitting utility player Chris Owings, who was called up from Triple-A. He's managed just a .695 OPS in 15 games with the Bucs this season.

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  • Pirates' Mark Mathias: Making push for starting job

    Mathias went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 4-2 win over the Reds.

    Making his eighth start of the season at second base, the 28-year-old got the Pirates on the board with a two-run single in the second inning before swiping his first bag of the year in the sixth after reaching on an error. Mathias has racked up seven hits in his last three games to push his batting average to .286 (8-for-28), and with Rodolfo Castro needed at shortstop, he has an opening to seize the starting job at the keystone over Ji Hwan Bae if he stays hot at the plate.

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  • Pirates' Mark Mathias: Collects four hits

    Mathias went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI in Monday's 14-3 win over the Rockies.

    Mathias was in a 1-for-15 skid to begin his Pirates career before knocking four singles Monday. He's made six appearances - all at second base - since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on April 10. The 28-year-old is now hitting .250 at the MLB level this season.

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  • Pirates' Mark Mathias: Called up from Triple-A

    The Pirates recalled Mathias from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday.

    Mathias will give the Pirates another infielder, with Oneil Cruz (ankle) on the shelf for a while. The 28-year-old Mathias was acquired from the Rangers during spring training after a productive stretch for Texas last year over an abbreviated stretch. According to Kevin Gorman of, Mathias is expected to start at second base Monday against the Astros, and he'll also be an option at third base and in the corner outfield while he's up with the big club, though he won't necessarily fill Cruz's spot in the lineup on an everyday basis.

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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.

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  • 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 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Santa Clara, CA
Age: 28
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R