Doug Mathis

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Doug Mathis
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Mathis with the Texas Rangers
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions – No. 52
Born: (1983-06-07) June 7, 1983 (age 33)
Maryvale, Arizona
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 2008, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win-Loss 3-3
Earned run average 4.84
Strikeouts 44

Douglas Alan Mathis (born June 7, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB), the KBO League, and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

High school/college career[edit]

Mathis attended Show Low High School in Show Low, Arizona. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his senior year. He did not sign with the Dodgers, but instead attended Central Arizona College in Coolidge, AZ. After his first year at Central Arizona, Mathis was drafted in the 31st round by the Seattle Mariners. He declined once again and decided to attend the University of Missouri. After one year, he was drafted by the Rangers and signed a minor league contract.[1]

Baseball career[edit]

Texas Rangers[edit]

In 2006, Mathis played for the Advanced A Bakersfield Blaze and was California League Pitcher of the Week twice. In 2007, he was Texas League Pitcher of the Week twice and was a mid-season all-star for the AA Frisco Roughriders.[2] Mathis began the 2008 season with the AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks and was called to the majors in May. Mathis made his major league debut with the Rangers on May 12, 2008, when he entered the game against the Seattle Mariners in the 10th inning and was the winning pitcher in the Rangers' 13–12 victory.[3] During the early part of the 2010 season, Mathis was sent down to the minor leagues, where he continued to struggle getting batters out.[4]

San Francisco Giants/Oakland Athletics[edit]

On January 5, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. He was later released by Cleveland and signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants before being released by them. Mathis then signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on June 18.[5]

Samsung Lions[edit]

On July 16, 2011, Mathis joined the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization. He went 5-2 with a 2.52 earned run average during the 2011 regular season.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on December 11, 2011.

On July 25, 2012, the Boston Red Sox released Mathis.

Chiba Lotte Marines[edit]

Mathis signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan on July 27, 2012.

Texas Rangers[edit]

Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on December 13, 2013. He was later released on April 11.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On April 16, 2014, Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tigres de Aragua[edit]

Mathis signed with the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional, LVBP Season 2014 - 2015.

Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions[edit]

On May 7, 2015, Mathis signed with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.


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