Marlins pick up $1.5 million option on Mathis

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins have picked up a $1.5 million option on reserve catcher Jeff Mathis.

Mathis, a 10-year veteran, batted .200 with two homers and 12 RBIs in 64 games for Miami last year as a backup to Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

The Marlins exercised the option Saturday for Mathis, who also made $1.5 million this year.

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