C.J. Chatham

C.J. Chatham

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/185 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: Florida Atlantic
Draft: 2016 2nd round by the
  • The Canadian Press

    Marlins to take on Phillies on the road

    Miami Marlins (18-22, fourth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (21-20, second in the NL East) Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: TBD Phillies: Zack Wheeler (3-2, 2.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia and Miami will face off on Tuesday. The Phillies are 10-11 against NL East opponents. Philadelphia hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .307 this season, led by Bryce Harper with a mark of .423. The Marlins are 4-5 against the rest of their division. Miami's team on-base percentage of .292 is last in the National League. Miguel Rojas leads the team with an OBP of .360. TOP PERFORMERS: Rhys Hoskins leads the Phillies with 39 hits and has 23 RBIs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 17 extra base hits and is batting .282. LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 5-5, .256 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs Marlins: 4-6, .223 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by 15 runs INJURIES: Phillies: JoJo Romero: (left elbow), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Archie Bradley: (left oblique), Roman Quinn: (finger), Scott Kingery: (dizziness), Matt Joyce: (calf), Ronald Torreyes: (undisclosed), Didi Gregorius: (elbow). Marlins: Elieser Hernandez: (biceps), Jorge Guzman: (elbow), Jeff Brigham: (undisclosed), Starling Marte: (rib), Jorge Alfaro: (leg). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • LEADING OFF: Lester returns to Wrigley, Phils cool off
    The Canadian Press

    LEADING OFF: Lester returns to Wrigley, Phils cool off

    A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ WELCOME BACK Jon Lester is set to start for the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field after spending the past six seasons with the Chicago Cubs. The 37-year-old lefty is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts for his new team. Lester was a two-time All-Star for the Cubs and went 3-1 in the 2016 postseason as they won a most elusive championship. Lester pitched in relief in Game 7 of the World Series and his catcher was David Ross, now the Cubs manager. “Our guys are excited and I’m sure Jon is excited,” Ross said. “You are always excited to see a guy you made history with, plus there will be some bragging rights on the line.” TIMEOUT A day off might give the Phillies a break to cool off following a dugout confrontation between manager Joe Girardi and second baseman Jean Segura. Segura made two errors in Sunday’s 10-8 loss to Toronto. At one point, Segura had to be restrained by coach Dusty Wathan. “I didn’t actually see it,” Philadelphia first baseman Rhys Hoskins said. “Obviously I heard it. It’s heat of the moment stuff, right.” The Phillies return to action Tuesday night at home when Zack Wheeler starts against Miami. HOMER HAPPY Aaron Judge has homered in three straight games as the Yankees start a series at Texas. Judge enjoyed a big weekend at Camden Yards, going 6 for 10 with four home runs against Baltimore. He’s tied for the major league home run lead with Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Mitch Haniger. New York ace Gerrit Cole (5-1, 1.37 ERA) faces the Rangers. LOOKING SHARP Diamondbacks lefty Madison Bumgarner has won four straight decisions going into a matchup at Dodger Stadium. Bumgarner (4-2, 4.12 ERA) has allowed just three earned runs in 30 innings during his winning streak in a five-start span. Among the wins was his seven-inning no-hitter at Atlanta. Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.45) will start for Los Angeles. HAMSTRUNG The Mets will check right fielder Michael Conforto and second baseman Jeff McNeil after they made early exits because of hamstring trouble. Conforto left in the middle of the first inning during Sunday’s 7-1 loss at Tampa Bay because of a tight right hamstring. “Hamstring issues are no joke,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said. “We’re going to get some tests, MRIs. When you’re talking about hamstrings you get concerned. We are going to wait for the results and then figure out a timeline.” McNeil came out for a pinch-hitter in the third because of a tight left hamstring. “It just grabbed on me a little bit,” McNeil said. “Nothing bad, but something we have to look at. Nothing too major, just some tightness. There’s just something there.” “This is a tough. I kind of a dealt with the same thing in 2019 when I went on the IL twice,” he said. The Mets open a series in Atlanta. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press

  • Girardi, Segura have confrontation as Phils lose to Jays
    The Canadian Press

    Girardi, Segura have confrontation as Phils lose to Jays

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The injury-depleted Philadelphia Phillies lost a game, another player and their temper. Television cameras showed a confrontation in the dugout between Phillies manager Joe Girardi and second baseman Jean Segura during Sunday’s 10-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Segura committed two errors. One miscue came in the first inning when Segura missed played a soft one-hopper by Grichuk. “The bench conversation meant for the bench,” said Girardi, who was asked about a half-dozen times about the incident. “You can ask all you want, you got everything you’re going to get about it. I’m done with it.” At one point Segura had to be restrained by coach Dusty Wathan. “I didn’t actually see it,” Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins said. “Obviously I heard it. It’s heat of the moment stuff, right. We’re all competing. Everybody in the dugout what’s to win the same amount. Sometimes that’s what happens.” Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette hit consecutive first-inning homers, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run double in a five-run second as Toronto burst to an 8-0 lead. Semien finished with three hits and three RBIs, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 11th homer, a solo drive in the eighth that gave him home runs in three consecutive games. “I feel comfortable with what I'm doing mechanically,” Semien said. “That's always good when you don't have to worry about changing something everyday. You're just able to focus on what you're looking for at the plate.” Toronto won for the sixth time in eight games, moving five games over .500 for the first time this season. Philadelphia right fielder Bryce Harper (right shoulder soreness) and catcher J.T. Realmuto (sore left wrist) were both out of the lineup after leaving Saturday night’s game early. Harper replaced Scott Kingery in right in the sixth inning. Harper popped up a bunt for an out with two on and one out in the eighth with the Phillies down 9-4, then stranded two on the ninth with a game-ending strikeout on a full-count fastball from Jeremy Beasley, the eighth pitch of the at-bat. Girardi said he talked with Harper about trying for a bunt hit in the sixth. The slugger took several big swings during his ninth-inning at-bat. “I was concerned,” Girardi said. “Talked about some different things. I talked to Bryce, he said he wanted to try and he was OK, so we let him do it. I trust the player. I thought he had some swings.” Kingery, who ran into the wall chasing a fly ball, later felt dizzy and will be evaluated. Beasley replaced Jordan Romano, who was checked by an athletic trainer in the early in the ninth and then departed with two outs. He allowed RBI singles to Brad Miller and Odúbel Herrera before retiring Harper. Nick Maton homered twice and drove in four runs for the Phillies. He hit his first big league home run, combining with Andrew McCutchen for consecutive homers in a three-run fifth, and added another solo drive during the sixth. His two-run single in the eighth closed Philadelphia to 9-6. Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius (right elbow stiffness) missed his fourth consecutive game. Catcher Andrew Knapp was a late scratch due to left side tightness. Toronto starter Robbie Ray (2-1) allowed four runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings. The lefty had his career-best streak of 30 1/3 innings without a walk stopped when Herrera drew a free pass with two outs in the fourth. Semien and Bichette connected to start the first off Chase Anderson (2-4). Danny Jansen and Bichette had RBI singles, Guerrero Jr. hit a run-scoring double and Grichuk added a two-run double in the second that made it 7-0. Semien also had a third-inning RBI double that put Toronto ahead 8-0 and an seventh-inning run-scoring grounder. Anderson gave up seven runs and eight hits in 1 1/3 innings. Outfielders from both teams had trouble at times tracking fly balls with sun, high sky and windy conditions at TD Ballpark. Several hits dropped between infielders and outfielder as well. TRAINER’S ROOM Phillies: McCutchen, who had his left hip flexor lock up during a late at-bat Saturday night, was the DH. Blue Jays: Reliever Rafael Dolis (right calf strain) threw a 21-pitch simulated game and did defensive drills. ... DH Rowdy Tellez strained his leg running on a single in the eighth and left the game. ... RHP Jordan Romano was checked by a trainer in the early in the ninth and then departed with two outs. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Zack Wheeler (3-2) will take the mound Tuesday night against Miami. Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (3-2) will face Boston LHP Eduardo Rodríguez (5-1) in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Mark Didtler, The Associated Press