by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Brewers' Adam Lind gets rest, Jonathan Lucroy covers first
Brewers first baseman Adam Lind isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, snapping a string of 12 straight starts. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy moves to first to give Lind a rest. Lucroy is starting his second game of the season at first base. His other appearance there was on April 18. Replacing Lucroy behind the plate is Martin Maldonado, who starts for the first time since July 6.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Brewers C Martin Maldonado caps strong game with walk-off homer
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hit a walk-off home run in the 17th inning to lift his team past the Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. ''I was really tired, so I was happy to end the game like that,'' he said. Maldonado went 4 for 6 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI and a home run. Maldonado's performance came during an awful slump at the plate. In his last five games prior to Sunday, Maldonado hit .071/.133/.205 with just one hit in 14 at-bats.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Brewers sit Maldonado in favor of Centeno for Thursday's game
The Brewers held catcher Juan Centeno out of Thursday's game at Atlanta and will start Martin Maldonado instead, the team announced. "He's caught a lot more than he's used to but I don't think he's wearing down," manager Craig Counsell said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's had some bad luck, almost on a nightly basis but he hasn't swung the bat the way he's capable of." Maldonado was also held out of Sunday's game in order to rest. He is hitting .149 in 94 at-bats this season, while Centeno is batting .077 in 13 at-bats. Centeno will bat seventh and face Julio Teheran, who he has never faced. The Brewers are the underdogs (+120) at Atlanta on Thursday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Martin Maldonado HRs, delivers walk-off RBI hit in Brewers' victory
Catcher Martin Maldonado went 3 for 5 on Sunday with a home run and then a walk-off RBI single in the Brewers' 3-2, 11-inning win over the Cubs. The homer was Maldonado's second of the year and first since April 21.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Brewers C Martin Maldonado sits for just second time in 16 games
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado received a day off Thursday against the Dodgers for the first time in 10 games. Juan Centeno started in his absence. Maldonado, who has started in the absence of Jonathan Lucroy, hasn't started just twice in 16 games. He is batting .196 (9 for 46) with one home run, four RBI, three walks, six runs and 13 strikeouts in 15 games since becoming the full-time starter.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Brewers' Aramis Ramirez, Martin Maldonado return to the lineup
Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez and catcher Martin Maldonado will return to the lineup Monday against the Reds, the team announced. Ramirez will replace Hector Gomez at third, who gave Ramirez the day off Sunday. He is hitting just .197 with six RBI in 61 at-bats this season. Maldonado started five consecutive games before getting the day off Sunday. Maldonado is hitting just .167 in 24 at-bats. The Brewers are currently the underdogs (+105) against Cincinnati.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Reds speedster Hamilton caught Thursday for first time in 2015
Reds speedster Billy Hamilton had been successful on all nine of his stolen bases this season until Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado threw him out in the sixth inning Thursday. It marked the first time all year that a Cincinnati steal attempt was thwarted. The team was 17-for-17 before Hamilton was nailed.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Brewers' Martin Maldonado gets first start after Lucroy goes on DL
Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado was in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Reds. It was his third start and first since the Brewers placed Jonathan Lucroy on the disabled list due to a broken big toe on his left foot. Maldonado will likely see the bulk of playing time at catcher with Lucroy sidelined. He entered play Tuesday hitless in nine at-bats.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Brewers' Ryan Braun bats leadoff for first time in career
Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun was slotted in the leadoff position in the team's starting lineup on Saturday, the first time in his career he's batted leadoff. The Brewers' lineup had other major changes on Saturday. Martin Maldonado will bat seventh and catch, in just his fourth game of 2015. Regular catcher Jonathan Lucroy replaces Adam Lind at first base. "Trying to do something different, getting [Braun] sparked," Roenicke said to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's had better at-bats, but just to get his mind off some things and maybe on something else. Then also, I think he is swinging the bat better. He's just not getting hits. Put him in a little different atmosphere. Hopefully he can get on base for us and have the other guys drive him in." Hector Gomez gets the start at second base, batting sixth. He replaces Scooter Gennett. Logan Schaefer is in center field, batting eighth. It will be his first start of the season.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Brewers' Lucroy, Gennett not in starting lineup Sunday
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and second baseman Scooter Gennett are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates. Lucroy is getting a break from starting Sunday after opening the season just 1 for 20, and Martin Maldonado will take his spot behind the plate. Manager Ron Roenicke said he isn't worried about Lucroy's slow start, the Journal Sentinel reports. "Luc has had some good at-bats," Roenicke said Sunday. "He stayed on a breaking ball and hit a bullet to second yesterday. The day before he lined out to short. So he's had some good at-bats. The first couple days he was lost, then he started swinging the bat again. I like what he's doing." With Lucroy out of the lineup, Jean Segura will move to the No. 2 slot, and the manager indicated that Segura's early-season performance made his choice for the spot easy. "The way he's been swinging it, yeah," Roenicke said. "Other than that, I don't what I would have done. Sometimes you slip in a Khris Davis or somebody else. But Seggy, the way he's swinging, he's perfect." Gennett is out of the lineup for the second straight game after getting ejected Friday for slamming his bat to the ground on a called strike three when the team had no backup infielders on the bench. Hector Gomez will get a second straight start at second base after going 2 for 3 Saturday. The Brewers are favorites (-120) against the Pirates Sunday.