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Catcher Jeff Mathis, Rangers finalize $6.25M, 2-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Catcher Jeff Mathis and the Texas Rangers have finalized a $6.25 million, two-year contract.

He gets $3.25 million next year and $3 million in 2020 under the deal announced Tuesday.

The 35-year-old is among baseball's top defensive catchers. He spent the last two years with Arizona and hit .200 this season with one homer and 20 RBIs in 69 games. He threw out 18 of 53 runners attempting to steal this year, and his 17 defensive runs saved were five more than any other catcher.

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Leaders
AVG: S. Choo.264
HR: J. Gallo40
RBI: J. Gallo92
SB: D. DeShields20
W: M. Minor12
Saves: J. Leclerc12
K: M. Minor132
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (23)
Runs: 737 (14)
Hits: 1308 (25)
Home Runs: 194 (12)
Stolen Bases: 74 (18)
OBP: .318 (16)
SLG: .404 (19)
Total Bases: 2204 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.92 (28)
Runs Allowed: 848 (29)
Saves: 42 (13)
Strikeouts: 1121 (30)
OpBA: .271 (28)
OBP: .335 (26)
SLG: .464 (29)
Run Support: 4.64 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/20 A. Beltré Retired
11/20 E. Butler Outrighted to Minors
11/20 R. Herrera Outrighted to Minors
11/20 J. Mathis Signed as Free Agent ( 2019-2020)(two-year contract)
11/20 J. Reinheimer Acquired Off Waivers Chi. Cubs
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/19 A. Bibens-Dirkx Left knee surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
8/25 N. Gardewine off 60-day DL
8/21 B. Colon off 10-day DL
8/17 D. DeShields off 10-day DL
8/13 A. Beltré Aggravated left hamstring (day-to-day)
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