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Martin Maldonado | Catcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 10 - 5:50 PM

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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.
Jan 15 - 5:42 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

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

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Hector Gomez
2Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Brandon Kintzler
8Corey Knebel