Maton was acquired by Houston from Cleveland on Friday in exchange for outfielder Myles Straw, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Maton struggled over the first couple months of the season for Cleveland, but he's pitched well since mid-June with a 2.04 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB across 17.2 innings. The 28-year-old could see occasional high-leverage spots for the Astros but should primarily work in middle relief.
Maton has earned holds in three of his five appearances since the All-Star break.
He's allowed one run on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in that span. Maton's season numbers aren't great -- 4.43 ERA, 1.28 WHIP -- but he's given up just three runs in his last 17 appearances. The right-hander has added four holds, a blown save and a 2-0 record. With James Karinchak and Emmanuel Clase both inconsistent in their shared closer role lately, Maton's strong pitching of late could lead to more late-inning work going forward.
Maton struck out two in a perfect inning in Thursday's 7-4 win over Kansas City.
The 28-year-old pitched the fifth inning after starter Zach Plesac gave up three runs in four innings in his first start back from a broken thumb. Maton has strung together 5.1 scoreless innings in his last five appearances, which is his longest scoreless streak of the year. The reliever has a 4.93 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 50:16 K:BB across 34.2 innings in a low-leverage role.
Maton (2-0) gave up one run on three hits while fanning three in one inning Sunday against Pittsburgh. He earned the win.
Maton allowed Pittsburgh's lone run of the game, but he also struck out the three batters he retired en route to his second win of the campaign. The right-hander ended a streak of three scoreless outings and has given up runs in three of his seven appearances this month. He owns a 5.86 ERA across 24 appearances (27.2 innings) on the campaign.
Maton allowed two hits and struck out three during a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Baltimore.
Maton has posted an odd stat line over the last month or so, as he's given up 12 runs on 17 hits in his last 13.2 innings despite notching an excellent 23:4 K:BB in that span. With a 6.20 ERA on the year, he's not likely to find his way into a higher-leverage role anytime soon, but Maton's 3.57 FIP and 2.94 xFIP do offer some hope for a turnaround.
Maton (1-0) got the win in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox after allowing a hit and punching out two in a scoreless sixth.
Maton allowed a leadoff double to Yoan Moncada but was able to take care of the next three hitters to get out of the inning with no harm done. The 28-year-old earned both his first win and hold of the year while lowering his ERA to 6.75 to go along with a 26:9 K:BB over 17.1 innings.
Maton allowed four runs on four hits and a walk over one-third of an inning in Friday's 10-0 loss to Minnesota.
The 28-year-old relieved Triston McKenzie in the fourth inning, but the reliever wasn't able to stop the bleeding. Maton now has a 7.62 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB across 13 innings this year. He's given up nine runs in his last six outings, so the right-hander is unlikely to see high-leverage situations any time soon.
Maton allowed one walk and struck out one over 1.1 innings in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Seattle.
May has been a bit of a roller-coaster month for the reliever -- he's allowed five runs over 5.1 innings. For comparison, Maton only gave up two runs across 7.1 innings in April. Overall, the 28-year-old has a 4.97 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB across 12.2 innings this season. He's seen very little high-leverage work without a save or hold to his name.
Maton allowed a run on two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Kansas City. He did not factor in the decision.
Maton worked as an opener Tuesday, and the only run he allowed came on a Michael Taylor single in the second inning. Through 10 innings this season, Maton owns a 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 13:5 K:BB. He'll likely return to a low-leverage role in the bullpen.
Maton will serve as the opener Tuesday in Kansas City, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Sam Hentges, a big lefty, will come in after Maton records 3-to-6 outs. Maton has recorded four or five outs in three of his eight appearances but has yet to log two full frames.
Maton pitched a scoreless inning and allowed one hit in Wednesday's 10-2 loss to the Twins.
Cleveland was hit hard early in the game, but Nick Wittgren, Maton and Kyle Nelson combined for three scoreless innings at the end of the game. The 28-year-old Maton now has a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB across 7.1 innings this year. He has yet to record a hold, but more strong outings could see him take on higher-leverage assignments as the season continues.
Maton pitched one inning with a hit-by-pitch and one strikeout in Monday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.
Maton relieved starter Triston McKenzie for the fifth inning. The 28-year-old Maton plunked Nick Williams on his third pitch, but retired the next three batters without trouble. Maton has tossed 1.1 scoreless innings across his first two outings in 2021. The right-hander will likely work in the middle innings to begin the season.
Maton signed a one-year, $975,000 contract with Cleveland on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Maton doesn't have the requisite saves to get a big payday in arbitration -- his lone career save came in 2017 with San Diego. It seems like he was pretty unlucky last year, as he had a sparkling 27.1 K-BB% and 2.22 FIP, but his 60.1 percent strand rate and .415 BABIP led to a 4.57 ERA. He should work in mid-leverage spots this season.
Maton (2-3) allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while pitching just one-third of an inning in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Maton took the loss and tarnished strong work from the Cleveland bullpen after starter Triston McKenzie was pulled after four innings. After logging a 3.00 ERA through his first 19 appearances, Maton's ERA ballooned to 4.91 with Saturday's showing.
Maton (2-0) pitched a perfect 1.2 innings and struck out one, earning the win Wednesday versus the Twins.
Maton got the last two outs of the seventh inning and also pitched the eighth. Cleveland rallied for three runs in the eighth, making him the pitcher of record, and Brad Hand was able to close things out. The 27-year-old Maton has a 0.93 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 13 strikeouts across 9.2 innings in nine appearances this season.
Maton (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth inning and struck out two, earning the win Sunday versus the White Sox.
Maton was able to force extra innings with his clean performance, and the Indians scored twice in the 10th to make him the pitcher of record. Maton has been effective in 2020 -- he's yet to allow a run with just four hits and five strikeouts over four innings. It's an improvement on the 6.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP he carried through 36.2 innings between the Padres and Indians last season.
Maton was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Maton heads to the major-league club after being acquired by the Indians on July 12. In nine appearances with Triple-A Columbus since then, he carries a 17:4 K:BB with a 0.84 WHIP over 10.2 innings pitched. The 26-year-old carries an ERA of 7.77 with a 20:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings pitched for the Padres this season. Left-hander Logan Allen was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move.
Maton was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to serve as the 26th man for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rangers, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Maton will provide the Indians with an extra arm as the team goes with a bullpen game for the second half of Wednesday's twin bill. The reliever owns an unsightly 7.77 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings this season.
Maton was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday, Nick Camino of WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland reports.
Maton was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Monday's starter, Aaron Civale, who was summoned from Triple-A in a corresponding move. The 26-year-old reliever has yet to debut for the Indians since being acquired from San Diego in mid-July.
Maton was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Maton was acquired by the Indians from the Padres in mid-July and is set to make his big-league debut with his new organization. The 26-year-old had a 7.77 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB over 24.1 innings with the Friars prior to the trade.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/01||@ SF||L 3-5||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|07/31||@ SF||L 6-8||1.0||1||0||0||3|
|07/21||@ HOU||W 5-4||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|07/04||vs HOU||L 3-4||1.1||0||0||2||1|
|07/03||vs HOU||L 2-3||0.1||0||0||0||0|
|07/01||vs HOU||L 2-7||2.0||1||0||1||1|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2015||ASX-Tri-City Dust Devils||32.2||23||0||0||4||2||6||58||5||23||1.40||0.870|
|2016||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||33.0||25||0||0||3||2||9||47||8||17||1.91||0.758|
|2016||AFX-Fort Wayne TinCaps||12.2||8||0||0||1||1||1||19||1||14||1.48||1.230|
|2016||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||6.0||5||0||0||1||0||1||12||2||1||1.50||0.500|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||25.1||23||0||0||1||1||13||31||8||22||2.87||1.195|
|2018||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||2||0.00||3.000|
|2018||AAX-San Antonio Missions||5.2||5||0||0||0||0||0||7||1||5||1.73||1.154|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||6.1||6||0||0||0||0||2||10||1||5||2.95||0.984|
|2019||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||18.2||13||0||0||2||1||2||30||6||17||2.97||1.264|