The Cardinals have something special planned as the World Series shifts to Busch Stadium for Game 3 tonight. In addition to some franchise icons scheduled to be in attendance for the occasion, the team plans to show a tribute video to Stan “The Man” Musial, who passed away this past January at the age of 92.
Here’s hoping we get to see this on the FOX broadcast this evening.
The Rangers have signed catcher Jeff Mathis to a two-year contract, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The deal is pending a physical.
Mathis turns 36 years old at the end of March and has a career .564 OPS across 14 seasons, but he is well-regarded for his defense and ability to handle a pitching staff.
The arrival of Mathis could mean the Rangers are moving on from Robinson Chirinos behind the plate, as he is now a free agent. The Rangers could go after another catcher to complement Mathis or just have Isiah Kiner-Falefa back up Mathis. Though Kiner-Falefa mostly played elsewhere, including three spots across the infield, he did rack up over 300 defensive innings behind the plate in 2018.