Martin Maldonado
C MIL
22 hours 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 MIL
4 days 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.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
5 days ago

Maldonado went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The catcher hit a pair of doubles Tuesday to push his average back up above the Mendoza Line. After a lackluster first half in which he played the backup role to Jonathan Lucroy, Maldonado has shown improvement in recent weeks since getting the starting gig after Lucroy was traded. He's already got more at-bats post All-Star break (69) than he did prior to the Midsummer Classic (66), and Maldonado's .261 second-half batting average is greatly improved from the .152 he posted in the first half of 2016.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
1 week ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup Sunday for the second time in three days.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado has seen the majority of the starts behind the plate since Jonathan Lucroy's departure, but fellow backstop Manny Pina has hit the ball far better than Maldonado this month, and is starting to cut into Maldonado's playing time.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
2 weeks ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado has started back-to-back games behind the plate, but will be awarded a day of rest Sunday in favor of Manny Pina. Consistent playing time has actually done well for Maldonado, as the backstop owns a .292/.414/.479 slash line since July 21. He becomes arbitration-eligible in 2017, so posting numbers like that will lead to what he hopes to be a bigger payday this offseason.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
3 weeks ago

Maldonado is out of Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He will get his second day off over the last three games, making way for Manny Pina, who is batting eighth Thursday. With Andrew Susac likely to join the Brewers at some point before the end of the season, Maldonado's run as the starting backstop could be short-lived.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
3 weeks ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

With Maldonado getting a maintenance day, Manny Pina will get the nod to start behind the dish Tuesday night. Maldonado's struggles at the plate have continued in recent contests, as he's gone just 3-for-20 with nine strikeouts over the last seven days.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
3 weeks ago

Maldonado hit a two-run home run in a 1-for-5 game in a loss Monday to Atlanta

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado hit his first home run in June 1. Since then, he is hitting .239/.357/.451 with five homers in 25 games. Maldonado strikes out too much to hit for a good batting average, but he has solid power and should be able to reach double-digits in home runs now that the Jonathan Lucroy trade has cleared his path to playing time.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
4 weeks ago

Maldonado is in the lineup Monday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Now that Jonathan Lucroy has officially been traded, Maldonado will be seeing a lot more time behind the plate and look to increase his low production. Maldonado is hitting just .202 this season, but will be in a favorable matchup Monday night against the struggling Jarred Cosart.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
1 month ago

Maldonado went 2-for-3 with a walk and a three-run homer in Monday's win versus the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The backup catcher made the most of his start on Monday by dealing the fatal blow to Diamondbacks' rookie pitcher Braden Shipley. The 29-year-old catcher's sixth-inning shot gave him four on the season, matching his total in each of the previous three years. Playing second fiddle to Jonathan Lucroy, one of the better offensive catchers in baseball, Maldonado is nothing more than a punt play in daily formats.