Mathieson, Scott マシソン (ましそん)
Yomiuri Giants | #20 | P
Born: 02/26/1984 (age 35)
Height: 191cm
Weight: 104kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
Hometown: Canada
History: アルダーグローブコミュニティ高-フィリーズ

[7/29/2018] Scott Mathieson taken off active roster with knee pain

Scott Mathieson was taken off the active roster on July 29 because of pain in his left knee. He had been playing through the pain for a few games.

Source: Sanspo 7/29/2018, Sponichi 7/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2018

[UPDATE 8/26 @ 1:03pm]

Mathieson could head to the United States for a second opinion, and if necessary, surgery.

Source: Sponichi 8/26/2018

[UPDATE 8/28 @ 2:32am]

The Giants announced on August 27 that Mathieson returned to the United States to get treatment for his left knee. He is not expected to make a return to the active roster this season. His goal is to be 100 percent for spring camp next year.

Source: Sanspo 8/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/27/2018, Sponichi 8/27/2018, Daily Sports 8/27/2018

[UPDATE 8/30 @ 10:58pm]

The Giants announced today that Mathieson had surgery to clean out his left knee at a hospital in Chicago. He will return to his home in Florida on September 1 and begin a rehab program early next week.

Source: Yomiuri 8/30/2018, Sanspo 8/30/2018, Sponichi 8/30/2018, Nikkan Sports 8/30/2018, Daily Sports 8/30/2018


[11/28/2017] Yomiuri Giants sign Mathieson, Caminero, McGehee to contracts for 2018 season

The Yomiuri Giants announced on November 28 that they signed the following three foreign players to contracts for the 2018 season:

(Salaries are estimates)

Source: Yomiuri 11/28/2017Daily Sports 11/28/2017, Tokyo Sports 11/28/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/28/2017, Sanspo 11/28/2017

[UPDATE 11/29 @ 4:01pm]

According to media reports, Mathieson agreed to a two-year deal and McGehee and Caminero each agreed to one-year deals.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/29/2017, Sanspo 11/29/2017

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[10/4/2017] Yomiuri to offer contracts to McGehee, Caminero, Mikolas, Mathieson

The Yomiuri Giants are interested in retaining the services of thirty-four-year-old Casey McGehee, thirty-year-old Arquimedes Caminero, twenty-nine-year-old Miles Mikolas, and thirty-three-year-old Scott Mathieson. McGehee is reportedly open to returning to the team in 2018. Caminero is expected to stay. Mikolas and Mathieson are question marks and could end up signing with an MLB team.

Source: Sponichi 10/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/5 @ 12:35am]

Mikolas, Caminero, and McGehee returned to their respective homes out of Narita Airport on October 4.

Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/4/2017

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 1:13am]

Mathieson left for the United States on October 11. Before leaving, he had a chance to speak to reporters. He is keeping the line of communication open with the Giants. He has also heard that MLB teams are interested in him. He is not sure what he wants to do yet, other than make the best decision for his family. He does also have an image of retiring in 2020 with the Olympics and potentially ends his career in Tokyo.

Yoshinobu Takahashi also got the chance to speak to directly to Mathieson a few days before his departure.

Source: Tokyo Sports 10/11/2017, Daily Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2017

[UPDATE 10/13 @ 1:43am]

The Rangers have an interest in Mikolas.

Source: Sanspo 10/12/2017

[UPDATE 11/14 @ 12:37am]

The Giants are still talking to Mikolas and Mathieson.

Source: Sponichi 11/13/2017

[UPDATE 11/20 @ 1:05am]

The Brewers are among MLB teams that might be interested in Mikolas.

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 1:48am]

Mikolas signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Source: Tokyo Sports 12/6/2017, ZakZak 12/6/2017


Scott Mathieson: Did You Know


Mathieson finished his sixth season and will become the sixth Yomiuri Giant to spend seven or more seasons with the team in 2018. The other five: Wally Kaname Yonamine (ten), Andy Toshio Miyamoto (eight), Yi-Hao Lin (eight), Seong-Min Jo (seven), and Warren Cromartie (seven).

Source: Sponichi 12/6/2017

The Yomiuri Giants are planning to make Mathieson a pitcher captain next season.

Source: Sponichi 12/6/2017


August 31, 2017 vs Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome – Mathieson recorded the 150th hold of his career and became the fifth player in NPB history (first foreign player) to reach the milestone.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/1/2017


[6/14/2017] Yamaguchi, Mathieson, Caminero combine for no-hitter

Shun Yamaguchi, Scott Mathieson, and Arquimedes Caminero to throw a no-hitter tonight against the Softbank Hawks at Tokyo Dome. They are just the second trio in NPB history to record a no-hitter. The other trio: Nippon Ham’s Tomoya Yagi, Hisashi Takeda, and Micheal Nakamura accomplished the feat in twelve innings against Softbank at Yahoo Dome on April 15, 2006.

There have been three other no-hitters that involved two pitchers:


[12/2/2016] Garrett Jones and Scott Mathieson sign new contracts with Yomiuri

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that they signed Garrett Jones (35) and Scott Mathieson (32) to new contracts for the 2017 season. According to the media, Jones agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1.4 million US dollars and Mathieson to a one-year deal worth an 2.5 million US dollars.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Daily Sports 12/2/2016


[9/19/2016] Scott Mathieson to win CL’s Best Reliever title

Yomiuri’s Scott Mathieson is slated to win this year’s Central League Best Reliever title. He currently has forty-six hold points. Hiroshima’s Jay Jackson has forty with just five games left to play.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2016