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MARTIN MALDONADO RUMORS

Brewers beat D-backs on walk-off homer by Martin Maldonado in 17th

  Martin Maldonado slid into home plate just for fun. After 17 innings, it was a well-earned celebration for the weary Milwaukee catcher. Maldonado homered to center field with one out in the bottom of the 17th, helping the Brewers outlast the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak. ''I was really tired, so I was happy to end the game like that,'' he...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Maldonado's walk-off homer in 17th inning busts Brewers' losing streak

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Martin Maldonado homered with one out in the bottom of the 17th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Sunday to snap a seven-game losing streak. The catcher hit the first pitch from reliever Vidal Nuno (0-1) over the wall in center field to start a well-earned celebration. Maldonado slid into home as his tired but giddy teammates...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers avoid arbitration with backup catcher Maldonado

The Milwaukee Brewers have avoided arbitration with Martin Maldonado by signing the catcher to a two-year contract. According to MLB.com, Maldonado will earn $850,000 in 2015 and $1.1 million in 2016. The deal also includes a $50,000 signing bonus.  Entering his fourth full season as Jonathan Lucroy's backup catcher, Maldonado hit .234 with four home runs and 16 RBI. The defensive...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers fan makes diving catch on dugout

Your browser does not support iframes.A Milwaukee Brewers fan made a great diving catch for a foul ball on top of the team's dugout during Wednesday's game against Washington.It happened in the bottom of the second as Brewers batter Martin Maldonado fouled off a 2-2 pitch. The fan, who was wearing a Ryan Braun All-Star jersey, climbed up on top of the dugout and stretched out with...
Via Holdout Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers catcher Maldonado pitches in during loss to Cardinals

Putting a position player in to pitch is usually a last resort move for a manager, but desperate times call for desperate managers. The Milwaukee Brewers got what they couldn't afford Wednesday afternoon -- a short outing from starting pitcher Matt Garza. Two straight extra-inning games left an already taxed bullpen out of options. Down 9-3 in the eighth inning, Brewers manager Ron...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brawl results in suspensions for Brewers' Maldonado, Gomez

MILWAUKEE -- Major League Baseball came down with punishments stemming from Sunday's benches-clearing brawl between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates, suspending four players Tuesday for their role in the incident. Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado received the most severe penalty, getting hit with a five-game suspension. Center fielder Carlos Gomez was suspended for three...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Martin Maldonado Hits the Cover Off the Darn Ball--Literally!

It's something that coaches at every level of the game tell their players in hopes that they will swing a little bit harder--knock the cover off the ball! It's not something they expect to actually happen. Against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday Milwaukee Brewers reserve catcher Martin Maldonado took the saying a little more seriously.He did knock the cover off the ball--literally...
Via FatManWriting
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Backup Catcher Martin Maldonado Hits Cover Off Of Baseball (GIF)

It’d be easy to assume that if a baseball was hit so hard its cover tore off, it was probably headed for home run territory. In Friday night’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado tore the cover off a baseball with what appeared to be a pretty routine swing that resulted in a ground ball toward third base...
Via NESN.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Maldonado literally knocks cover off baseball

The expression "hitting the cover off the baseball" is often tossed around, but Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado actually did just that Friday night, on a weak grounder to third base nonetheless. With one out in the sixth inning and Mark Reynolds on second base, Charlie Morton got Maldonado to hit one on the ground to third baseman Pedro Alvarez. It was clear something...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewers C literally hits cover off the ball

Announcers like to say that guys “hit the cover off the ball” all the time, but how often is that literally what happened? Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado did just that against Charlie Morton and the Pirates. While he didn’t exactly hit it hard — he pounded it into the ground — the ball fell apart as it reached poor Pedro Alvarez, who had to try to throw a ball...
Via The Outside Corner
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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