He has played 28 games in three seasons, making nine catches for 94 yards.
It’s self-evidently a very big year. Contract year, this and that, Swaim said. It’s really just a chance for me to see what I can make of myself. That’s pretty much how I look at it. I really don’t look too far ahead in the future, and I mean that sincerely. I’m a pretty simple dude. I try to think of just what can I do now and what’s relevant right now. Everything else doesn’t matter.
Fortunately, his teammate Davante Adams said shortly afterward that Matthews was OK.
I wanted to let everybody know Clay is all right, Adams said. He’s got a little boo-boo on his nose, but he’ll be all right. He’s a tough guy.
NFL teams are always concerned any time a player does anything off the field that could result in injury, but a charity softball game is usually a low-impact sporting event. Matthews was unlucky to get hit in the face, but lucky not to have anything more than a little boo-boo.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Matthews is believed to have a broken nose and is being treated at an emergency room.
Gregorius took over at the position for Jeter in 2015, following Jeter’s retirement the previous year. Jeter is now a Marlins owner.
Gregorius has come back to life lately. In his last 12 games, he’s hitting.295, or 13-for-44.
Judge is good (health wise), manager Aaron Boone said. Obviously I was really relieved that he was good to go (Saturday) and obviously (he hit) the big home run. I just decided after the game that with the off day (Monday) that I wanted to give him a couple (days off). He fought me a little bit on it… but I wanted to play the long game a little bit.