Martin Maldonado
C LAA
2 days ago

Maldonado is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado will get a typical day off after starting the past five games. He has been mashing from the plate during this east coast trip, going 7-for-20 with two home runs and six RBI against the Yankees and Red Sox this week. In his place, Juan Graterol is behind the dish and batting ninth.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
6 days ago

Maldonado went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of two-run home runs to account for all the Angels' offense in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

He's now got seven homers on the year, one short of his career high, and Maldonado's current .764 OPS would also be a new personal best. The 30-year-old catcher has never played more than 79 games in a season before, however, so don't be surprised if he wears down in the second half after having already seen action in 62 games before the end of June.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
1 week ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a routine day off for Maldonado after the veteran backstop was behind the plate for the previous three games. Juan Graterol will serve as the Angels' catcher in the series finale.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
2 weeks ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado will head to the bench after catching all 11 innings in Tuesday's win over the Yankees. Juan Graterol will take over behind the dish, batting ninth.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
3 weeks ago

Maldonado will get a day off for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his place, Juan Graterol is starting behind the plate while batting ninth. Maldonado went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, and has been putting together his best season to date with a line of .264/.331/.384. The 30-year-old will likely be back in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Astros.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
3 weeks ago

Maldonado will get a day off for Thursday's series finale against the Tigers, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his place, Juan Graterol is starting behind the plate while batting ninth. Maldonado went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to Detroit, and has been putting together his best season to date with a line of .264/.331/.384. The 30-year-old will likely be back in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Astros.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
3 weeks ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a .270 average, four homers and 15 RBI in 152 at-bats this season, Maldonado isn't lighting the world on fire, but he's quietly become a reliable option in deeper two-catcher and AL-only leagues. He'll be guaranteed the bulk of the starts behind the dish for the Angels, though manager Mike Scioscia will give Maldonado a day off in the series finale. Juan Graterol replaces Maldonado behind the plate.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
4 weeks ago

Maldonado is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Maldy has just four hits over the past seven games, so he'll head to the bench after four straight starts. Juan Graterol will take over behind the dish in his place.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
1 month ago

Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

It's a rare sight to see Maldonado -- who is known for his defensive abilities -- lead the Angels' offense on a given day, but he did just that against Dan Straily. A career .223 hitter, the 30-year-old has been offering more from an offensive standpoint this season, batting .271 with three homers and 12 RBI in 42 games. While those numbers aren't forcing owners in standard leagues to rush to the waiver wire, those in two-catcher formats could certainly do worse.

Martin Maldonado
C LAA
1 month ago

Maldonado is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Maldonado has started four consecutive games behind the plate, but is hitless in back-to-back contests to bring his average down to .264. He'll get a maintenance day Thursday, giving way to Juan Graterol behind the plate for the series finale.