Maldonado playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.
|Milwaukee Brewers – No. 12|
|Catcher First baseman|
August 16, 1986 |
Naguabo, Puerto Rico
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|September 3, 2011 for the Milwaukee Brewers|
(through April 5, 2014)
|Representing Puerto Rico|
|World Baseball Classic|
|Silver||2013 San Francisco||Team|
Maldonado was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 27th round of the 2004 amateur entry draft. He played his first professional season for the rookie-level Arizona League Angels that season. In 2005, he again played for Arizona and the rookie-level Orem Owlz. After playing one more season for the Arizona Angels in 2006, he was released.
In 2007, Maldonado signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and played for the Class A West Virginia Power. He played for the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees and Double-A Huntsville Stars in 2008 and began the 2009 season with the Manatees, but was called up to Triple-A Nashville mid-season. However he returned to the Manatees to finish out the 2009 season.
Maldonado played the majority of 2010 with Nashville, but also spent time with Huntsville and Brevard County. He made his Major League debut on September 3, 2011 and played in 3 games for the Brewers after his callup, striking out in his only at-bat.
Maldonado was called up to the Brewers yet again in May 2012 when starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy went down with a freak hand injury due to his wife dropping a suitcase on it. He played 78 games for the Brewers in 2012. He remained in the majors for the 2013 season.
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