3 Teams Showing Interest In Veteran Catcher Martin Maldonado

The San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, and Chicago White Sox have all shown interest in catcher Martin Maldonado, as reported by various sources.

Maldonado, aged 37, a reliable presence behind the plate, holds a paltry .183/.260/.333 triple-slash line on the offensive side of the ball over the past three seasons with the Houston Astros.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand had reported last month that about four or five clubs had expressed interest in Maldonado.

This list includes the Padres, Marlins, and White Sox, as confirmed by Chandler Rome of The Athletic.

The interest in Maldonado is not surprising given his experience and prowess, particularly in game-calling and game-planning.

These skills make him an attractive option for teams that are looking to bolster their catching department, especially those with young catchers who could benefit from Maldonado's mentorship​​.

The need for experienced catchers like Maldonado is particularly acute for the mentioned teams.

The Padres, Marlins, and White Sox are all in pursuit of strengthening their catching capabilities, and Maldonado’s experience in the Major Leagues makes him a valuable asset.

His abilities in managing game strategies and mentoring younger players are aspects that these teams are likely considering as they weigh their options for the upcoming season​​.

His consistent performance over the last few seasons, coupled with his expertise in game management and player mentorship, makes him a sought-after player for teams looking to enhance their catching department. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports