Jeff Mathis started Tuesday's game at catcher against Texas, the second time he has started in the past three games. J.P. Arencibia will still get the bulk of the work, but Blue Jays manager John Farrell likes what he has seen from Mathis.
"Jeff being in the lineup Tuesday is a byproduct of Ricky [Romero] pitching tomorrow in a day game," Farrell said, as Arencibia is Romero's primary catcher. "So the schedule has been factored in to have Jeff in tonight, but that doesn't mean we are reluctant to have Jeff in there. We are confident in both guys."
Mathis has been productive early on, batting .313 with two homers and a 1.201 OPS over six games.