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Martin Maldonado | Catcher | #12

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 27 (0) / LAA
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Angels and C Martin Maldonado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.725 million contract.
It looks to be a win for Maldonado, as he was only projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $1.6 million in the arbitration process. Unless the Angels go out and sign Matt Wieters, it looks as though Maldonado is in line for the bulk of the work behind the plate for the Angels in 2016. He hit just .202/.332/.351 with eight homers and 21 RBI in 253 plate appearances with the Brewers in 2016. Jan 13 - 9:00 PM

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Brewers acquired C Martin Maldonado and RHP Drew Gagnon from the Angels for C Jett Bandy.

It's a very minor swap in the grand scheme of things. Maldonado, essentially a career backup, slashed just .202/.332/.351 in 253 plate appearances this past season for Milwaukee. He'll share time behind the plate with Carlos Perez in Anaheim.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4 with his eighth homer of the year in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Maldonado connected with a Steven Brault pitch in the fourth inning, hitting his eighth homer in 70 games this year. The 30-year-old is slashing just .194/.320/.351 through Tuesday's game.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Martin Maldonado hit his seventh home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

Maldonado finished 2-for-4 in the game, hitting the two-run bomb off reliever Mike Mayers in the sixth inning. The defense-first catcher has just 18 RBI and 15 runs scored to go with those seven homers, batting a paltry .195/.322/.355 in 62 games.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:36:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 02:14:00 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Carlos Perez
3Tony Sanchez
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
3Kaleb Cowart
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Ryan LaMarre
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8Alex Meyer
9Nate Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3J.C. Ramirez
4Andrew Bailey
5Deolis Guerra
6Brooks Pounders
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Kirby Yates
10Eduardo Paredes
11Keynan Middleton
12Justin Miller