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Astros catcher Martin Maldonado went 3-for-4 hitting out of the ninth spot on Wednesday. He contributed a pair of singles as well as a two-run home run in the ninth inning that give Houston insurance runs.
Maldonado is slashing just .129/.197/.214 with six walks and 30 strikeouts. Peculiarly, his two RBI on Thursday were his very first of the season. The 34-year-old ranks 39th among backstops in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings
Martin Maldonado left Tuesday's game against the Yankees early with an injury.
A scary collision at home plate between Maldonado and Rougned Odor led to them both leaving the game. Maldonado was able to walk off the field under his own power, while Odor had to be helped off the field. We will provide more updates as they are announced.
Astros catcher Martin Maldonado went 0-for-2 on Saturday, though he did reach base thanks to a walk. Houston ultimately defeated the Rays, 3-1.
Maldonado is struggling this year with a horrendous .098/.179/.148 slash line. Through 19 games (61 at-bats), he has just six hits, six walks, no RBI, and 27 strikeouts. He still ranks 35th among catchers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings, but he's not worth much consideration until his bat starts to come alive.
Astros catcher Martin Maldonado went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's win over the Mariners. He also stranded three runners along the way.
Maldonado is struggling at the plate this year, slashing just .102/.170/.122 zero RBI, four walks, and 24 strikeouts. The recently-extended backstop ranks 35th among catchers in the latest rest-of-season expert consensus rankings.
The Astros activated catcher Martin Maldonado from the COVID-19 injured list.
Maldonado is in Tuesday’s lineup against the Rockies. Alex Bregman was also activated and is playing tonight. Yordan Alvarez was activated but is on the bench due to the National League ballpark.