Terry Mathews, a right-handed reliever who spent eight seasons in the majors for the Marlins, Orioles, Royals, and Rangers, has passed away at age 47.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Mathews, who last pitched in 1999, suffered a heart attack at his home in Louisiana.
Mathews, who was originally the Rangers’ fifth-round pick in 1987, made 324 appearances and logged 422 innings with a 4.25 ERA.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.