|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||117.00||4.00||.256||15.00||11.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||3||1||1|| .333||1.333|| .333|
|vs Gee (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||139||24||4|| .248|| .295|| .173|
|Last 10 Games|
|Martin Maldonado pops one out Friday |
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(6/15/13) Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado went deep Friday during a 4-3 loss at Cincinnati. Maldonado hit his third HR of the season in the eighth inning off starter Bronson Arroyo.
The backstop finished 1 for 4 with two RBI. He added his second RBI of the game in the sixth inning when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Maldonado is batting .172 for the season.
Maldonado, not an everyday player, has hits in his last two games. That said, he's still just 2 for 12 (.167) in June over six games and three starts. He does have two homers and three RBI for the month to this point.
|Brewers getting comfortable with Martin Maldonado at first? |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/30/13) The Brewers will start Martin Maldonado at first base for the third straight game Tuesday against Pittsburgh, the club announced.
Maldonado has now started at first in four of the past six games. Tuesday marks his seventh start at the position in 2013. Maldonado has been iffy defensively, but Alex Gonzalez's struggles at the plate (.459 OPS) have made the move a necessity for Milwaukee. Maldonado is hitting .214/.267/.405 and a robust .250/.318/.550 in his last six games.
|Brewers backup catcher connects for HR |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/28/13) Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado connected for his first home run of the season Saturday against the Dodgers. Maldonado had a two-run homer off Matt Guerrier.
Maldonado, who has made five starts in 22 games, is batting .200 (7 for 35) with three doubles and six RBI in 11 games.
|Martin Maldonado drives in three vs. Cubs |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) Brewers utility man Martin Maldonado earned the start at first base and enjoyed a big day at the plate during Monday's series opener against the Cubs.
Maldonado launched a bases-clearing double in the first inning and singled in the fifth and seventh. He finished 3 for 5 with three RBI in a 7-4 victory. The 25-year-old is hitting .286/.333/.429 with a home run and four RBI though his first 14 at-bats.
|Martin Maldonado looking good at first base |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(4/8/13) With the Brewers being decimated by injuries, the latest player taking a stab at first base is backup catcher Martin Maldonado, who played four games at the position last year. Maldonado made a nice scoop on a groundout throw late in Monday's game before a ninth-inning error, and may have bought himself a little more playing time with an overall solid defensive effort.
It doesn't hurt that Maldonado also hit a serviceable .266 with eight home runs in 233 at-bats last year, pressed into service when Jonathan Lucroy went down with a broken hand. With Jean Segura out indefinitely, the Brewers have to use Alex Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt at short and third, leaving first base open for the taking.
Maldonado is a catcher who could be getting regular at-bats at first base, at least for as long as Segura is out. And if he continues to hit, he may work his way into at-bats even after Segura comes back. This is deep NL-only territory, but Maldonado represents one of those catcher-as-a-first-baseman moves that could pay off in daily leagues and the short-term.
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