The Marlins announced on Saturday afternoon that the organization has exercised a $1.5 million club option on catcher Jeff Mathis for the 2015 season, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. As a result, the Marlins’ catching situation is already solidified with Jarrod Saltalamacchia under contract for two more years and Mathis returning for another season. Prospect J.T. Realmuto is not far behind.
Mathis mustered a meager .537 OPS during the 2014 season, but the 31-year-old is solid defensively and draws praise for the way he handles the pitching staff.
Update (8:33 PM ET): Woodruff is headed to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique injury, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff exited Sunday afternoon’s start against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning due to abdominal discomfort, the team announced. He threw a pitch to leadoff batter Tim Locastro and left the field with a trainer. Junior Guerra relieved him.
In three-plus innings, Woodruff was on the hook for four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He now carries a 3.75 ERA with a 136/29 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings of work.
Woodruff will undergo testing, which should allow the team to provide an update on his status, likely on Monday.