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Martin Maldonado | Catcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Martin Maldonado went 3-for-4 with four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Rays.
Maldonado drove in two runs with a single in the second, one run with a double in the sixth and another run with a single in the eighth. The backup catcher plated four of the team's five runs in the 5-0 victory. Jul 30 - 3:38 PM

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Martin Maldonado blasted his first home run of the season in Monday’s victory over the Diamondbacks.

The 27-year-old backstop connected on a two-run shot off Mike Bolsinger in the second inning, giving the Brewers an early 3-1 lead. He also doubled and walked, finishing the night 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
May 5 - 11:45 PM

Martin Maldonado returned from his five-game suspension on Monday.

Maldonado entered Monday's game in the seventh inning to play first base and went on to walk and ground out in two plate appearances. The 27-year-old received a five-game suspension for his actions in a brawl with the Pirates on April 20.
Apr 29 - 4:23 AM

Martin Maldonado will begin serving his five-game suspension on Tuesday night.

Maldonado was also fined $2,500 for his role in Sunday's brawl at PNC Park and has decided not to appeal. He landed a hard punch to the face of Travis Snider.
Apr 22 - 4:04 PM

MLB suspended Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado for five games and fined him for $2,500 for his role in Sunday's benches-clearing brawl with the Pirates.

It's unclear whether he will appeal the suspension. Maldonado was right in the middle of Sunday's scrum and could be seen landing a punch on Pirates' outfielder Travis Snider. Look for MLB to announce punishments for additional players soon.
Apr 22 - 1:16 PM

Martin Maldonado said Tuesday that he lost 26 pounds during the offseason by "eating right."

Say hello to the latest member of the "Best Shape of His Life" club. Maldonado, 27, is hoping to rebound after batting just .169/.236/.284 over 202 plate appearances last season.
Feb 18 - 3:01 PM

Martin Maldonado had another rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Angels, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

The 27-year-old backstop has certainly regressed offensively from his eye-opening 2012 campaign. He's now hitting a paltry .171/.227/.280 with three homers and 19 RBI in 164 at-bats on the season.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 11:45:00 PM

Martin Maldonado has regressed at the plate in 2013, slashing .184/.253/.303 over 83 plate appearances.

In his first real exposure to Major League pitching, Maldonado batted .266/.321/.408 in 256 plate appearances last season. Perhaps he's toting his struggles onto the field with his catcher's gear. Maldonado has been a run worse than average defensively this year, according to Baseball Reference.
Fri, May 24, 2013 02:12:00 AM

Martin Maldonado went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, leading the Brewers to a 4-1 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.

Maldonado has done a very nice job in his first real exposure to Major League pitching, hitting .285 with five homers and 18 RBI in 40 games. It will be interesting to see if he remains on the roster as the backup catcher when Jonathan LuCroy returns from the DL in a couple of weeks.
Sun, Jul 15, 2012 05:27:00 PM

Martin Maldonado blasted a two-run home run in the ninth inning, breaking a tie and leading the Brewers to a 5-3 victory over the Twins.

Maldonado finished the game 2-for-4 with the crucial home run off Matt Capps. He's provided very solid and unexpected power production since being recalled from Triple-A, hitting .262 with four homers and 12 RBI in just 42 at-bats. While he won't continue at this unsustainable pace, he makes for a very intriguing option in deep two catcher leagues.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 12:17:00 AM

Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Padres.

Maldonado's sixth-inning blast off of Anthony Bass was his only hit in four trips to the plate, though he's now gone deep three times in just 34 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Seeing more playing time than a banged up George Kottaras (hamstring) in the absence of Jonathan Lucroy, Maldonado is worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Sun, Jun 10, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Brewers recalled C Martin Maldonado from Triple-A Nashville.

As expected, Maldonado will take Jonathan Lucroy's place on the active roster. The 25-year-old backstop was hitting .198/.270/.347 over 138 plate appearances with Triple-A Nashville this season and has a .236/.313/.333 batting line over parts of nine seasons in the minors. He'll function as a backup to George Kottaras while Lucroy is on the shelf.
Tue, May 29, 2012 09:00:00 AM

The Brewers will recall C Martin Maldonado from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday.

He'll replace the injured Jonathan Lucroy (hand) on the active roster. Known more for his defense behind the plate, the 25-year-old owns a .236/.313/.333 batting line over parts of nine seasons in the minors. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Mon, May 28, 2012 11:59:00 PM

Brewers optioned C Martin Maldonado to Triple-A Nashville.

No surprise here. The Brewers will start Jonathan Lucroy behind the plate with George Kottaras backing him up.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 07:31:00 PM

Brewers recalled C Martin Maldonado from Triple-A Nashville.

Maldonado, 24, is coming off a month where he hit .351 with eight homers and 20 RBI over just 77 at-bats. Of course, that was in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League and he is a .238 career hitter in the minors, so we would temper expectations. He will serve as a third catcher behind Jonathan Lucroy and George Kotteras down the stretch.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 10:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
6Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Marco Estrada
10Wei-Chung Wang