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Carlos Maldonado | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/3/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 249
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals re-signed C Carlos Maldonado to a minor league contract.
Maldonado elected free agency last month after refusing a minor league assignment, but he's now back with the organization. The 33-year-old appeared in four games with the Nationals this season and is likely to begin the 2013 season at the Triple-A level. Wed, Nov 7, 2012 12:33:00 PM

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Carlos Maldonado has elected free agency.

Maldonado made it up with the Nats for four games this year after injuries hit their catching corps, but he wound up going on the DL himself. The 33-year-old will now try to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 09:01:00 PM

Nationals sent C Carlos Maldonado outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

He was DFA'd a few days ago to make room on the 40-man roster for Kurt Suzuki. Maldonado will continue to function as catching depth in the minor leagues.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 01:49:00 PM

Nationals designated C Carlos Maldonado for assignment.

He's making room on the 40-man roster for Kurt Suzuki. Maldonado should clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 03:59:00 PM

Nationals activated C Carlos Maldonado from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Maldonado landed on the disabled list in late May with a lower back strain. Now that he's back to full health, he'll function as catching depth in the minor leagues.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 01:13:00 PM

Nationals placed C Carlos Maldonado on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 30, with a strained lower back.

The injury isn't considered serious, but the Nats are already carrying three catchers and could use the roster spot. He's replaced by Tyler Moore.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Carlos Maldonado could be placed on the disabled list with a lingering back issue.

The Nationals think he'll probably be OK soon, but they're playing shorthanded right now, which could force a move. They already have two other catchers on the roster, anyway.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 04:37:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of C Carlos Maldonado from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll replace the injured Sandy Leon (ankle) on the active roster. Maldonado, 33, was hitting .211/.273/.380 in 21 games with the Chiefs this year and has a .185/.274/.370 batting line in 62 career plate appearances at the big league level. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Tue, May 15, 2012 10:28:00 AM

The Nationals will purchase the contract of Carlos Maldonado from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday's game.

He'll take the place of the injured Sandy Leon (ankle) on the active roster. Maldonado, 33, is hitting .211/.273/.380 with two homers and a .653 OPS over his first 21 games with the Chiefs this year. He'll back up Jesus Flores for now, but we suspect the Nationals will be in the market for catching help in the days ahead.
Mon, May 14, 2012 11:09:00 PM

Nationals reassigned C Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp.

He'll function as organizational depth, in a break-glass-in-case-of-emergency fashion.
Sun, Apr 1, 2012 05:32:00 PM

Nationals re-signed C Carlos Maldonado to a minor league contract.

The Nats designated Maldonado for assignment in September, but he's now back in the fold. He'll be around merely as organizational depth.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 03:54:00 PM

Nationals designated C Carlos Maldonado for assignment.

Maldonado has been nursing a broken right thumb for the last few months. The 31-year-old is likely to pass through waivers and wind up back in the Nationals' system. That is, if they want him.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 03:41:00 PM

Nationals activated C Carlos Maldonado from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Maldonado has been on the disabled list since June 5 because of a broken right thumb. He was 3-for-11 during brief his time with the major league club. He is batting .215/.286/.290 with one home run and nine RBI in 93 at-bats with the Chiefs this season.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 08:01:00 AM

Nationals placed C Carlos Maldonado on 15-day disabled list with a broken thumb.

Maldonado had appeared in four games since his recall on May 25, but isn't likely to see more time in the majors soon since Ivan Rodriguez will return to the Nationals before Maldonado is eligible to be activated from the disabled list. He was 3-for-11 during his time in the majors.
Sat, Jun 5, 2010 03:29:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of C Carlos Maldonado from Triple-A Syracuse.

With Ivan Rodriguez on the disabled list, Maldonado will function as Wil Nieves' backup over the next couple of weeks. Maldonado, 31, was batting .218/.293/.299 in 87 at-bats with Triple-A Syracuse this season. He has a .163/.260/.326 batting line over 43 major league at-bats -- all with Pirates -- most recently in 2007.
Tue, May 25, 2010 05:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
2Ryan Zimmerman
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Taylor Hill
7Taylor Jordan
8A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Tyler Clippard
3Rafael Soriano
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Erik Davis
9Xavier Cedeno
10Blake Treinen
11Aaron Barrett
12Matt Grace
13Bruce Billings