From Joe Frisaro, the Marlins beat writer for MLB.com …
Miami optioned right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and outfielder Jake Marisnick to Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday night to open up the two roster spots. Yelich wound up missing exactly 15 days because of a back strain. The 22-year-old was batting .259/.342/.418 with 41 runs scored in 63 games before the injury.
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.