Martin Maldonado
C LAA
1 day ago

Maldonado agreed to a one-year, $1.725 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to being acquired by the Angels in December of 2016, Maldonado acted as the Brewers' back-up catcher for the better part of the past five seasons. Known more for his defensive prowess, the veteran catcher owns a career batting average of .217. He'll likely receive a fair amount of playing time for the Angels in 2017, but doesn't figure to provide much of an offensive impact.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
1 month ago

The Brewers traded Maldonado to the Angels on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Milwaukee packaged Maldonado with a yet-to-be-named minor league pitcher to land an upgrade at the catcher position in Jett Bandy. Maldonado graded out favorably behind the plate in 2016 and walked at a 13.8 percent clip, but the rest of his offensive numbers were less than stellar. Still, Maldonado would seem to have a leg up on Carlos Perez for the lion's share of the playing time in 2017.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
3 months ago

Maldonado will yield Sunday's season finale start behind the plate to Andrew Susac.

EDGE Analysis

Susac will bat seventh for the Brewers, while Maldonado will finish the season having gathered just a .202/.332/.351 batting line with eight home runs over 76 games. It's unlikely he fits the mold of a starting catcher for the Brewers moving forward, and it wouldn't be surprising if he returns to a backup role in 2017.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 months ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado has acted as the primary catcher since Jonathan Lucroy's departure, but the 29-year-old will take the evening off to get some rest before the final week of the season. Andrew Susac will slot in behind the dish to replace him.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 months ago

Maldonado homered, a solo shot, in a 2-for-4 game Tuesday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado is in the majors for his excellent defense, not his bat, but he has been showing some solid power this season. He tied a career high with his eighth home run Tuesday and is now slugging .351 despite just a .194 batting average. Unfortunately, Maldonado has managed an OPS over .700 just twice in five MLB seasons and is unlikely to provide much fantasy value aside from running into the occasional home run.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 months ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the big night Thursday, Maldonado will get another night off. Manny Pina will assume catching duties in his place.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 months ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado is just 1-for-13 (.077) at the plate this month, so manager Craig Counsell decided to give him a day off Wednesday. Manny Pina will serve as the Brewers' catcher in Maldonado's place.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 months ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado will get a regular day of rest after catching five consecutive contests for the Brewers. Manny Pina will man the backstop in his stead.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
5 months ago

Maldonado is sitting out Sunday against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Manny Pina will start behind the dish as Maldonado gets the day off. Maldonado has started four of Milwaukee's last seven games and has gone just 3-for-14 over said outings.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
5 months ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado will get a night off after starting three straight games behind the plate. Manny Pina will get the start at catcher in Maldonado's place.