Miami C Mathis out 6 weeks with broken collarbone
JUPITER, Fla. (AP)
Mathis was injured in the fourth inning Saturday when he was hit by a foul ball off the bat of St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday. After Holliday walked, Mathis was replaced by Kyle Skipworth.
Marlins rookie manager Mike Redmond says it's a big blow to the club because Miami doesn't have a lot of depth behind the plate.
Mathis, projected to be the backup to starter Rob Brantly this season, singled in two at-bats during Miami's 8-3 victory.