Oct 31 5:49a
The Marlins will pick up Mathis' $1.5 million option for 2015, MLB.com reports.
Mathis slashed just .200/.263/.274 over 175 at-bats in a backup role during his age-31 season, but provided the Marlins' with a strong defensive option behind the dish. Mathis also provides a strong veteran presence to work with a young and talented pitching staff. His return likely means that prospect catcher J.T. Realmuto, who spent September with the big club, will head back to the minors to tune his game at the start of 2015.