Martin Maldonado
C MIL
2 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 MIL
2 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 MIL
3 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 MIL
3 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 MIL
3 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 MIL
3 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 MIL
3 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 MIL
3 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.

Martin Maldonado
C MIL
3 months 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
4 months 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.