Mathis with the Texas Rangers
|Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions – No. 52|
June 7, 1983 |
|May 12, 2008, for the Texas Rangers|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||4.84|
High school/college career
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.
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. 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. During the early part of the 2010 season, Mathis was sent down to the minor leagues, where he continued to struggle getting batters out.
San Francisco Giants/Oakland Athletics
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.
Boston Red Sox
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
Mathis signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan on July 27, 2012.
Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on December 13, 2013. He was later released on April 11.
Tampa Bay Rays
On April 16, 2014, Mathis signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tigres de Aragua
Mathis signed with the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional, LVBP Season 2014 - 2015.
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions
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- Axisa, Mike. "Athletics Sign Doug Mathis". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 18 June 2011.