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AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
25-15 6-4 L1
24-17 4-6 L4
18-20 6-4 W1
17-24 5-5 W1
17-24 3-7 L3

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .121 3 10 .448 0

Top Martin Maldonado News

  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: On bench Saturday

    Maldonado will sit Saturday against the Rangers.

    Maldonado has handled a heavy workload behind the plate as usual this season despite the fact that he hasn't done much with his bat. He's hit .121/.206/.242, but his 29 games started as a catcher rank third in the league. Jason Castro will start in Maldonado's place Saturday.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Drives in three

    Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI on Thursday against the Rangers.

    Maldonado smacked a three-RBI double in the eighth inning to put the Astros up 5-1. Though he has a disastrous .122/.308/.244 line for the season, Maldonado has at least one hit in five of his last seven starts. He's delivered five RBI and four runs scored in that span.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Heads to bench

    Maldonado will sit Monday against the Red Sox, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado hits the bench after starting eight of Houston's last 10 games. He's hitting just .113/.200/.238 on the season. Jason Castro will take over behind the plate.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Smacks third homer

    Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Sunday against the Nationals.

    Maldonado took Patrick Corbin yard in the fifth inning to record his third homer of the season. He's now hit a home run twice in his last six games, though he had managed only two hits across his last 19 at-bats prior to Sunday's performance. Overall, Maldonado has maintained a subpar .113/.200/.238 line across 91 plate appearances.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Takes seat Thursday

    Maldonado isn't starting Thursday's regularly scheduled game against Minnesota, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado remained behind the dish to close out Wednesday's suspended game, and he finished the win by going 1-for-5 with a run and a strikeout. Jason Castro will take his place behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Receives rest day

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado will be getting some routine maintenance after he started at catcher each of the past three days. Jason Castro will relieve Maldonado behind the plate in the series finale.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Records second homer

    Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday against the Tigers.

    Maldonado entered Friday's game hitless in his last 12 at-bats -- spanning five games -- while striking out at a 50 percent clip. However, he ended that dreadful stretch with a solo home run in the second inning to record his second long ball of the season. Maldonado is hitting just .088/.209/.211, though he remains Houston's primary catcher.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Takes seat Wednesday

    Maldonado isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Maldonado has gone 0-for-9 with four strikeouts over the last three games, and he'll get a breather in Wednesday's series finale. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Retreats to bench

    Maldonado isn't starting Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado started the last two games and went 1-for-7 with a run, a walk and four strikeouts. Jason Castro will take over behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Gets breather Wednesday

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

    Maldonado will receive some routine maintenance after catching four of the Astros' past five games. Jason Castro will step in behind the dish Wednesday to form a battery with starting pitcher Cristian Javier.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Takes seat Monday

    Maldonado isn't starting Monday against the Rangers.

    Maldonado will get a day off after he went 1-for-8 with a double, two runs, two walks and seven strikeouts in his last three appearances. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Not starting Wednesday

    Maldonado isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Maldonado will get a breather after he went 0-for-6 with a run, an RBI, a walk and a strikeout in his last two appearances. Jason Castro will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Home run for first hit

    Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

    After going hitless in his first 15 at-bats of the season, Maldonado finally connected for a two-run shot off Seattle starter Chris Flexen to triple Houston's early lead. Maldonado is in the lineup for his defense and is a career .211 batter.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Receives breather Sunday

    Maldonado is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Seattle, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Maldonado started the past three games and will receive the day off for the series finale. Jason Castro will take over behind the plate Sunday.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Not in Tuesday's lineup

    Maldonado is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Maldonado is 0-for-9 with three walks and two runs through his first three appearances of the season and will head to the bench Tuesday. Jason Castro will start behind the plate in his place.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Gets day off

    Maldonado will sit Saturday against the Angels.

    Maldonado went 0-for-7 in the first two games of the season. He tied for third in starts behind the plate last season with 118 but will get his first off day of 2022 in just the third game of the year, with Jason Castro set to catch for Justin Verlander.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Remains out of lineup

    Maldonado isn't starting Saturday's game against Oakland, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Maldonado will miss a second straight contest, although it's not clear whether his absence is related to his sore shoulder that forced him out of Wednesday's game against the Rays. Jason Castro will start at catcher and bat eighth.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: On bench Friday

    Maldonado will sit Friday against Oakland, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado left Wednesday's game against the Rays with a sore shoulder but started Thursday's contest. It's unclear if his absence Friday is injury-related or if he's simply been rewarded with a day off alongside several teammates after the Astros clinched the division title Thursday.

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  • Astros' Martin Maldonado: Starting Thursday

    Maldonado (shoulder) is starting Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Maldonado exited Wednesday's game due to left shoulder soreness, but he'll be back in action Thursday. He's gone hitless with five strikeouts in his last 13 at-bats but will start at catcher and bat ninth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Naguabo, Puerto Rico
Age: 35
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: R, R