Currently playing for the Houston Astros, Martin Maldonado is a professional baseball player in the Major League Baseball. He joined the team in 2019, and in 2017 he received the Gold Glove and Fielding Bible awards.
Maldonado, an MLB player, grew up watching his father Candy Maldonado play the game. Given that he boasts great career stats in Major League Baseball, his father has served as an inspiration throughout his life.
Maldonado was chosen by the Angels in the 27th round of the 2004 MLB Draft. For the Brewers, he made his major league debut in 2011. The Anaheim Angels selected Maldonado in the 27th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft. That year, he played his first season of professional baseball for the Arizona League’s rookie Angels.
Maldonado played for the West Virginia Power in the Class A South Atlantic League in 2007 after signing a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting.223/.309/.288.
He batted a combined.229/.290/.313 in 2008 while playing for the Brevard County Manatees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and the Huntsville Stars of the Class AA Southern League.
n exchange for pitcher prospect Patrick Sandoval and money from the international pool, the Angels traded Maldonado to the Houston Astros on July 26, 2018.
Maldonado was exchanged by the Cubs for outfielder Tony Kemp by the Houston Astros on July 31, 2019. He hit.202.316, and.464 for Houston.
Maldonado and the Astros reached an agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract extension on April 21, 2021. The deal also included a $5 million vesting option for the 2023 season.