Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:11:18 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers backup C Martin Maldonado dropped 25 pounds this offseason. "I was eating more healthy," said Maldonado, 27. "My wife (Janelise) helped with that. That was one of my goals, to get here in better shape. It was hard in the beginning. After that, it was easier. I feel a lot better."
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:41:04 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta is very comfortable pitching to C Martin Maldonado from their time together in the minors and because of their ability to speak in Spanish. Maldonado got the starting nod behind the plate over C Jonathan Lucroy Sunday, July 21, with Peralta on the bump. Peralta allowed two hits over eight innings against the Miami Marlins for his fourth straight excellent outing. "He has (top-of-rotation) ability," manager Ron Roenicke said. "The difference is going to be the mental side of it. Is he able to really run his own ballgame? Is he able to bounce back when he has a bad inning? The good ones, they all do it."
Peralta's recent success has been attributed to better control and the fact that he's also been able to control his emotions while pitching. He recorded most of his seven strikeouts Sunday on his slider, and he kept his 96 mph heater down in the zone. Roenicke doesn't expect Maldonado to be Peralta's personal catcher forever, however, but it appears the club will use that arrangement for the time being.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:22:09 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he is not sure who he would consider to be the team's third catcher. Both of the catchers on the 40-man roster (Jonathan Lucroy and Martin Maldonado) will miss a portion of spring training camp because of the World Baseball Classic. The Brewers' other catchers in major league camp (Dayton Buller, Anderson De La Rosa, Blake Lalli, Rafael Neda and Adam Weisenburger) are all non-roster invitees, with Lalli being the only one with prior MLB experience.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:38:48 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado is expected to be on the roster for Puerto Rico for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, according to sources.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 06:08:27 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit a grand slam Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:19:12 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado has been taking grounders at first base, and he might start there Wednesday, Sept. 12, against the Atlanta Braves, according to manager Ron Roenicke.
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 08:22:45 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado went 1-for-2 with one home run and three RBIs against the San Diego Padres Friday, June 8.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:35:22 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C George Kottaras made the start Friday, June 1, but he is unlikely to see any action again for a few days. Instead, C Martin Maldonado will continue to handle a bulk of the catching duties. "George is not back 100 percent yet," manager Ron Roenicke said. "When he's back 100 percent, we'll see how it goes. I think how they play will dictate how much they do play."
Mon, 28 May 2012 21:03:14 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (hand) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 29, due to a fractured right hand. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. C Martin Maldonado will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace him.
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 10:10:40 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers sent C Martin Maldonado and INF Taylor Green to the minors.