Nationals Designate Maldonado For Assignment

The Nationals announced that they designated catcher Carlos Maldonado for assignment. The move creates 40-man roster space for recently-acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki.

Maldonado, 33, appeared in four games for the Nationals this May. He has spent most of the season at Triple-A Syracuse, where he has a .223/.343/.405 batting line in 146 plate appearances. Maldonado has a .254/.329/.359 line over the course of 17 minor league seasons.

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5 Comments on "Nationals Designate Maldonado For Assignment"

3 years 27 days ago

Talk about a guy who never gives up. 17 years in the minors. WOW~~

3 years 26 days ago

People gotta eat, you know. Baseball is better than parking cars and that long may qualify you as a coach some day.

3 years 24 days ago

Why would he “give up”? They guy makes around 80k a month in the minors because of his service time (not including his minimum wage 450k a year ML contract). How much do you make a year? right

3 years 25 days ago

how did he last this long in the minors?

3 years 24 days ago

Good defensive catchers are valuable in the minors. It doesn’t matter if they cannot hit, they are seen sometimes as roving instructors