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Martin Maldonado | Catcher | #12

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 27 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Maldonado slugged a solo shot in the fifth inning Monday as the Brewers bested the Nationals.
That home run off Max Scherzer represented the only run of the game for either side. Maldonado was hitless in his other three plate appearances, though he did draw a walk. The veteran backup catcher is batting .161 with a .638 OPS in 28 total games this season. Jul 4 - 2:14 PM

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Martin Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a single in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

The only reason Maldonado's single is even noteworthy is that it was the only hit the Brewers could manage against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks over six innings. For the season, the 29-year-old backup catcher is hitting a paltry .212/.286/.296 with four homers and 22 RBI in 226 at-bats.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and a walk Wednesday against the Cardinals.

And then he was removed for a pinch-hitter, which didn't work out. Maldonado is still hitting just .198 in 182 at-bats for the season. He's been playing a lot lately because of Jonathan Lucroy's concussion.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Martin Maldonado hit a walk-off home run in the 17th inning to give the Brewers a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Maldonado sweetly, mercifully ended a game that saw Brewers starter Matt Garza pitching five innings of relief ball. The catcher smacked his game-winner off of Vidal Nuno with one out in the bottom of the 17th frame. Maldonado played well throughout the game, finishing 4-for-6 with two walks, a homer, two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Just all-around goodness here for a player who is hitting .182/.254/.273 in 121 at-bats. The world works in mysterious ways.
Sun, May 31, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 3-for-5 with a homer and a walk-off single in Sunday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Cubs.

Maldonado hit the solo home run (his second of the season) in the bottom of the seventh. His RBI single off of Jason Motte in the bottom of the 11th would win the game for the Brewers. In 61 at-bats, the catcher is hitting .197/.250/.288.
Sun, May 10, 2015 05:50:00 PM

Brewers and C Martin Maldonado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $1.95 million contract.

He'll make $850,000 in 2015 and $1.1 million in 2016. Maldonado was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player. The 28-year-old batted .234/.320/.387 with four home runs and 16 RBI across 52 games last year while serving as Jonathan Lucroy's backup. He'll still have two years of arbitration remaining after this deal expires.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 05:42:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:38:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 11:45:00 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.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 04:23:00 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.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 04:04:00 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.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 01:16:00 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.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 03:01:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Chris Carter
2Andy Wilkins
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Jake Elmore
3B1Hernan Perez
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Ryan Braun
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Ramon Flores
RF1Domingo Santana
2Keon Broxton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Matt Garza
3Junior Guerra
4Chase Anderson
5Zach Davies
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Tyler Thornburg
4Corey Knebel
5Blaine Boyer
6Carlos Torres
7Jacob Barnes
8Jhan Marinez
9Sean Nolin
10Chris Capuano
11Yhonathan Barrios