Joe Mather LF CHC May 04 '13

Reds signed OF Joe Mather to a minor-league deal.

Mather was assigned to Double-A Pensacola. The outfielder hit .209/.256/.324 in 103 games with the Cubs last year.

Joe Mather LF CHC Mar 09 '13

Phillies released INF/OF Joe Mather.

A non-roster invite, Mather struggled during his limited time with the Phillies this spring and was given his outright release. He'll now look to sign with another team as organizational depth.

Joe Mather LF CHC Jan 25 '13

Phillies signed INF/OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract.

Mather batted just .209/.256/.324 with five homers over 103 games for the Cubs last season. He's merely organizational depth.

Joe Mather LF CHC Oct 31 '12

Joe Mather has elected free agency.

Mather was outrighted off the 40-man roster last week but has refused the assignment and will seek a job elsewhere. He batted just .209/.256/.324 with five homers over 103 games for the Cubs this season.

Joe Mather LF CHC Oct 26 '12

Cubs sent OF Joe Mather outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Mather appeared in 103 games with the Cubs as a backup outfielder and first baseman. Coming off a disappointing 2012, he'll look to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in spring training.

Joe Mather LF CHC Aug 28 '12

Joe Mather was used as a reliever on Monday night.

The Cubs were down 14-4 to the Brewers when Mather entered with two outs in the ninth inning. He allowed an inherited runner to score on a single to right field but then retired the second batter he faced to end the frame. Mather also made a relief appearance when he played for the Cardinals in 2010. He has a 7.71 career ERA and a 2.57 career WHIP.

Joe Mather LF CHC Apr 05 '12

Cubs purchased the contract of OF Joe Mather from Triple-A Iowa.

Mather earned an Opening Day roster spot by batting .382/.425/.691 with three home runs in 26 games this spring. He'll be a backup outfielder and first baseman.

Joe Mather LF CHC Mar 22 '12

Joe Mather continued his strong bid for a roster spot Thursday, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a two-run homer against the Rangers.

The former Cardinal and Brave now has his spring average up to .421, and he's gone deep three times in 38 at-bats. Mather also offers some versatility, with the ability to play both corner infield and all three outfield positions. He could be playing his way onto the Opening Day roser.

Joe Mather LF CHC Jan 04 '12

Cubs signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract.

Mather batted .213 with one home run and nine RBI over 75 at-bats with the Braves last season before being designated for assignment in mid-June. The 29-year-old opted for free agency and finished the season at the Triple-A level in the Rockies' organization. He will likely serve as organizational depth in the minors for the Cubbies.

Joe Mather LF CHC Jul 06 '11

Rockies signed OF Joe Mather to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Mather elected free agency after being designated for assignment by the Braves last month. The 28-year-old homered in his first game with the Sky Sox on Tuesday night.