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Catcher Jeff Mathis, Rangers Finalize $6.25M, 2-Year Deal

Matthis hit .200 with one home run and 20 RBIs in 69 games with Arizona in 2018

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    Catcher Jeff Mathis, Rangers Finalize $6.25M, 2-Year Deal
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    Jeff Mathis #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two RBI single against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on July 23, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

    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.

    Mathis is a .198 hitter in 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels (2005-11), Toronto (2012), Miami (2013-16) and Arizona (2017-18).

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