Maldonado isn't in the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Mariners, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Maldonado sat out two of the last three games but will return to the bench after Saturday's 0-for-3, two-strikeout outing. Maldonado played in 138 games this season, over which he hit .221/.276/.368. Juan Graterol is starting at catcher and hitting ninth with Maldonado out.
Maldonado is not in the lineup Friday for the second day in a row. Maldonado has made a lot of starts behind the plate this season, so manager Mike Scioscia is giving him a bit of a break as the season winds down. Juan Graterol will get the start Friday in Maldonado's place.
Maldonado is out of the lineup against Chicago on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. Maldonado retreats to the bench following four straight starts behind the plate, going 5-for-13 with a pair of doubles during that span. In his place, Carlos Perez will handle the catching duties.
Maldonado is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros, according to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. Maldonado will get just his second day off this month with the Angels playing an early-afternoon affair following Friday's night game. Juan Graterol will get the start behind the plate in Maldonado's place.
Maldonado is not in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. After starting 11 consecutive games, Maldonado will get a well-deserved day off. Over said games Maldonado pieced together a disappointing .211 batting average, but mashed three home runs. Juan Graterol will fill in at catcher and hit eighth Wednesday.
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