Indians Sign Doug Mathis

The Indians announced that they signed right-hander Doug Mathis to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training.

The 27-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Rangers last year, but spent more time at Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 89 innings for the RedHawks, Mathis posted a 5.66 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. Mathis has a 4.84 ERA with 4.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in parts of three seasons with the Rangers.

Mathis joins non-roster invitees Justin Germano, Anthony Reyes, Luke Carlin, Paul Phillips, Jack Hannahan, Adam Everett and Travis Buck. As MLBTR's Transaction Tracker shows, rookie GM Chris Antonetti has had a quiet offseason. He has added the players above on minor league deals, signed Austin Kearns and traded for Joe Martinez.

6 Responses to Indians Sign Doug Mathis Leave a Reply

  1. TartanElk 4 years ago

    Good for them. It’s actually a decent move for the Indians. No big risk, with the possibility of a decent return.

  2. bigpat 4 years ago

    I guess they completely gave up on free agent signings after the Kerry Wood deal didn’t work out?

    • sleepyjesus 4 years ago

      I don’t think the Indians see themselves contending this year, so why waste the money?

  3. Wow, two minor league signings in as many days. How can I spell ‘overwhelmed’? In a world that’s constantly changing, things are spinning too fast for the average Cleveland fan.

  4. I say congrats to Bert and Robbie. More in the line of HOFers booted out of town for dime bags.

  5. sportsnut969 4 years ago

    Dolan did not even have to open up the checkbook to sign these 2 guys all he had to do grab some loose change for the center console of his car.

    O how the mighty have fallen.

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