Maldonado is "banged up" according to manager Dusty Baker but could still appear off the bench Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maldonado will sit in favor of Dustin Garneau on Tuesday for the first time this postseason, though his absence was apparently a coach's decision and not related to his minor injuries. Expect him back as soon as Game 4 on Wednesday if not before.
Maldonado is not starting Game 3 of the ALCS against the Rays on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado has started every playoff game thus far for the Astros this season, hitting just .154/.214/.308. Dustin Garneau will catch Jose Urquidy in his absence.
Maldonado is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado is on the bench for the second straight game as the Astros give him some extra rest heading into the playoffs. Dustin Garneau starts behind the plate Sunday, batting ninth.
Maldonado isn't starting Saturday against the Rangers.
Maldonado drew two walks in four plate appearances Friday, but he'll take a seat for the second time in the last three games. Dustin Garneau will take over as the catcher Saturday.
Maldonado isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.
Maldonado has been in a slump recently as he's gone 1-for-20 with four walks and eight strikeouts over the last seven games. Dustin Garneau will take over behind the dish Thursday.
Maldonado went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Mariners.
Maldonado finished the Astros' five-run rally in the sixth inning with his blast off Mariners reliever Brandon Brennan. It was the sixth homer of the year for Maldonado, who has added 24 RBI, 19 runs scored and a stolen base in 158 plate appearances.
Maldonado is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
Maldonado started the past 10 games and went 4-for-30 during that stretch, so he'll receive a day to reset Sunday. Dustin Garneau takes over behind the plate and will bat ninth for the Astros.
Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Tuesday against the Rangers.
Maldonado tallied two extra-base hits in the contest, the first a double to lead off the seventh inning. One frame later, he clubbed his fifth homer of the season -- a solo shot against Jimmy Herget. It was his first home run since Sept. 3, though he still has a respectable .248/.370/.416 line with 18 runs scored and 21 RBI across 137 plate appearances to this point in the campaign.
Maldonado is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Athletics, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout during the matinee and will take a seat for the nightcap. Dustin Garneau will start behind the plate for Houston in Game 2.
Maldonado will sit Monday against Oakland, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado has handled a heavy workload behind the plate this season, starting 32 times in 41 games. Dustin Garneau gets the start in his absence.
Maldonado went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, two runs scored and a walk in Thursday's win over Texas.
The backstop took Lance Lynn deep for a solo shot in the sixth. It marked Maldonado's fourth homer of the season. Although he has typically hit near the bottom of Houston's lineup, he has provided steady production, slashing .272/.416/.457 to go along with 18 RBI.
Maldonado is not in the lineup Tuesday against Texas, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado remains the clear primary option behind the plate in Houston, starting 27 of 34 games thus far. Dustin Garneau gets the nod Tuesday.
Maldonado isn't in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado went 0-for-2 with a walk and one strikeout in the first game of the doubleheader, and he'll take a seat for Game 2. Dustin Garneau will start behind the plate in his absence.
Maldonado isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Padres.
Maldonado has seen the majority of the playing time at catcher, but he'll get a day off for the team's second game against the Padres. Dustin Garneau will start behind the plate Saturday.
Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 13-6 road win over Colorado.
Maldonado's shot in the third inning started the Astros' offensive onslaught. His stick in 2020 is more potent than it's ever been, as Maldonado has a career-high .802 OPS. The nine-hole hitter is reaping the benefits of a Houston lineup that is one of the best in MLB; Maldonado has 16 RBI over 20 games (58 at-bats), well ahead of any pace in previous seasons.
Maldonado is not starting Monday against the Rockies, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Maldonado has handled a very heavy workload behind the plate in Houston this season, as he's started 18 of the team's first 22 games. Dustin Garneau will be the catcher Monday.
Maldonado went 2-for-3 with two singles, a stolen base and a RBI in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.
Maldonado's single in the fourth inning drove in Kyle Tucker to tie the game at two. The stolen base is a rarity -- Maldonado's third in 10 seasons. The catcher is performing slightly above his career numbers thus far in 2020, slashing .235/.381/.392.
Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Giants.
Maldonado has run hot and cold early on. He began the year with five hits in his first three games before going into a 1-for-21 funk. The 33-year-old seems to be heating back up again, but he's a career .218 hitter, so expect more valleys than peaks moving forward.
Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-4 win over the Giants.
Maldonado's first homer of the year gave the Astros a 6-0 lead in the sixth inning. He's picked up eight RBI, four runs scored and a .194 batting average in 13 contests this season. The 33-year-old will likely continue to see most of the time behind the dish
Maldonado isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics.
Maldonado drew walks in each of the past four contests, but he'll take a seat after Saturday's 13-inning loss. Dustin Garneau will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
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