Maton was called up by the Padres on June 11, 2017, after Jake Esch was designated for assignment. Maton pitched in a middle relief position for the rest of the season with the big league team.
With a 4.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched across 46 games, he concluded the season with a 4.19 ERA and 46 strikeouts.
Maton began 2018 with Triple-A El Paso, but when Wil Myers landed on the disabled list on April 4, he was quickly promoted to the majors.
Maton was placed on the disabled list on May 13 with a strained lat, but he returned to the squad on June 21 after a rehab assignment.
On June 24, he was optioned to Triple-A, but was recalled on July 9 after a sub-1.00 WHIP in six outings in El Paso.
Maton remained with the Padres for the rest of the season, pitching in middle relief once more. In 471/3 innings pitched, he had a 4.37 ERA and 55 strikeouts.
Maton’s walk rate increased in 2018, and he was less productive after returning from injury, with a 0.56 ERA in 16 innings before going on the disabled list and a 6.32 ERA with the Padres afterward.
Maton was dealt to the Cleveland Indians on July 12, 2019, in return for international bonus pool allotments. Maton went on to pitch in 9 games with Cleveland, putting up a 2.92 ERA in 1213 innings.
Maton pitched in 23 games with the Cleveland Indians in 2020, posting a 3–3 record with a 4.57 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 21.2 innings pitched.
Where Is Phil Maton From?
Phil Maton is from Paducah, Kentucky, United States.