Martin Maldonado C MIL 3 weeks ago

Maldonado is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Reds, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Maldonado got the start behind the plate for the Brewers Friday night, as they opted to give Jonathan Lucroy the night off. He went 0-for-1 on the night, but reached base on two walks, one of which intentional, and one hit-by-pitch. He will be available for pinch-hitting situations.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 4 weeks ago

Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's game against the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

All of Maldonado's hit, run, and RBI were his first on the season. He is just 1-for-18 (.056), but his opportunities have been limited, with him starting only five games and appearing in just seven in all. His playing time will remain limited as long as fellow catcher Jonathan Lucroy is healthy and part of the squad.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 2 months ago

Maldonado went 0-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's victory over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Maldonado made his first start of the season Sunday with Jonathan Lucroy getting the day off. Maldonado will play sparingly as long as Lucroy is around, but if Lucroy is traded to another team as has been rumored, Maldonado would be the favorite to take over as the Brewers' regular catcher.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 3 months ago

Maldonado is 3-for-9 with a double and run scored through four games this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a good start for a player who hit just .210/.282/.293 in 2015. However, the only way he sees significant playing time this year will be if Jonathan Lucroy suffers another injury-plagued season.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 8 months ago

Maldonado will not be in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Maldonado has started the last five games behind the plate with Jonathan Lucroy injured, so it's natural that he gets the night off Friday. Nevin Ashley will get the start in his place and hit eighth in the batting order.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 8 months ago

Maldonado will be behind the plate for his sixth start in seven games Sunday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jonathan Lucroy returned from a concussion a few days ago, but with the Brewers no longer planning on using him at catcher the rest of the way, Maldonado will hang on to an everyday role. At this point, Maldonado's sickly .207/.283/.298 batting line limits his appeal to NL-only formats.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 8 months ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Maldonado has taken over the everyday duties behind the plate with regular starter Jonathan Lucroy still out with a concussion, but he'll get a day off Friday. Nevin Ashley will get the nod at catcher, batting eighth.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 8 months ago

Maldonado is making his sixth straight start behind the plate Saturday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Everyday catcher Jonathan Lucroy is still recovering from a concussion, which has allowed Maldonado to gather regular at-bats despite his less-than-stellar offensive resume this season. Maldonado is slashing .202/.281/.293 over 211 plate appearances, numbers that realistically limit his appeal to primarily NL-only formats.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 9 months ago

Maldonado went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and runs scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Maldonado's playing time has been sparse since Jonathan Lucroy returned from the DL in early June; Sunday's start behind the plate was just his fourth in August. Even though Lucroy hasn't played like the NL MVP candidate he was a year earlier, he's still a far superior offensive threat compared to Maldonado, who is hitting just .203/.278/.285 over 177 plate appearances.

Martin Maldonado C MIL 4 years ago

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.