Martin Maldonado's contract, stats, salary, age, net worth

Martin Maldonado's contract, stats, salary, age, net worth

Ciku Njuguna
November 9, 2022 at 6:12 PM

Although Houston Astros' Silver Slugger Martin Maldonado was recently implicated in a cheating scandal at the World Series, he has had a successful career. This article will summarise Martin Maldonado's contract and future as one of the best defensive catchers in the game.

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Houston Astros' number 15 catcher poses for a photo during Photo Day at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in February 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves.
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Martin Maldonado's profile and bio summary

Full name

Martín Benjamín Maldonado Valdés


Machete, Maldy, Martincito, Cascajo, Valdez



Date of birth

16th August 1986


36 years of age (2022)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Naguabo, Puerto Rico


Juan Jose Maunez High School


Puerto Rican



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Professional baseball player



Team (s)

Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Indios de Mayagüez, Kansas City Royals, and Chicago Cubs

Net worth

$8 million




Martin Maldonado

Martin Maldonado's age

The Puerto Rican grassroots baseball player who also catches for the Indios de Mayagüez team is 36 years of age as of November 2022. His zodiac sign is Leo. Maldonado was born in Villa Esperanza, Naguabo, Puerto Rico. From a young age, his family was dedicated to his athletic prowess and childhood dream of becoming a professional baseball player.

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Martin celebrates after defeating the Yankees in the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series at Yankee Stadium in October 2022 in New York City. Photo by Sarah Stier.
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His mother, Jeanette Valdez, also played softball and worked hard to ensure Maldonado and his siblings made it to their baseball and softball practices and matches. In a phone interview with MLB's Adam McCalvy, she said,

"I always wanted to make things easier for them. When you're a mother, you have to be responsible for your kids. If they love baseball, you go with them to the baseball field to support them. There were days when I would get out of work and go with Martin to the park, then go to another park for Carlos, my other son and my baby girl, too. Every Saturday and Sunday was like that."

Martin Maldonado's weight and height

Fondly known as 'Machete', the infielder stands at 183 cm (6'0"). He weighs 104.3 kg (230 lbs).

Martin Maldonado's family

Martin Maldonado is married to his longtime girlfriend, Janelise Maldonado. In 2017, he became a dad to his first child, Anaiah Mila, and his son, Aiden, three years later.

The family man warmed fans' hearts during a 2019 Father's Day match between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins. He stepped out on the field wearing a tie over his chest protector dedicated to his father, brother and friends.

What teams did Martin Maldonado play for?

Martin has played a significant amount of games for the Milwaukee Brewers. As of 9 November 2022, he has played a total of 1002 games in his pro career.

Anaheim Angels

During the 2004 MLB draft, the young backstop joined the Los Angeles Angels. He was selected as the 803rd pick in the 27th round of the draft.

Although his stay was cut short after two seasons, his dream of playing in the MLB remained alive. During his second sting with the Halos, he topped all the MLB catchers' stats earning him baseball's best defensive catcher award, the 2017 Golden Glove.

Does Martin Maldonado have a Gold Glove?
Los Angeles Angels catcher bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in June 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by G Fiume.
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Milwaukee Brewers

In January 2007, he signed a $480,000 contract with the Brewers after leaving the Angels. However, since the backstop did not live up to his expectations, he played as a backup catcher for a long time with the Brewers before his return to the Halos.

In 2014, Maldonado joined the list of incredible hitters who knocked the cover off a baseball during a game against the Pirates. During the sixth inning of the game, Valdez caused the stitches to come off the ball with a single hit.

Houston Astros

After a season's stint with the Anaheim Angels in 2016/17, Maldonado was traded to the Astros in exchange for MLB starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval. Before the move to the Astros, he won the 2017 Rawlings Golden Glove winner with a .998 fielding percentage and a 38.7 Caught-Stealing Percentage.

Kansas City Royals

Maldonado became a free agent in 2018 and was acquired by the Royals on a $2.5 million contract for one year. He started in over 70 games, where he hit .227 with 17 runs batted in and six home runs.

Houston Astros

Where is Martin Maldonado now? After a few weeks' stays with the Chicago Cubs, he was traded back to the Astros, where he is still playing. Here is a summary of Martin Maldonado's stats in the American and National Baseball Leagues.

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Home runs hit

Runs batted in

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Martín makes a catch in the first inning in the 2022 World Series game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in November 2022 in Pennsylvania. Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB.
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  • 2017 Golden Glove
  • 2017 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017 Fielding Bible Award
  • 2022 Silver Slugger finalist

Martin Maldonado's net worth

According to reports, the number 15 catcher is valued at $8 million. The 2021/22 contract with the Astros guaranteed Martin Maldonado a $5 million annual salary.

Maldy's contract with the Astros was set to expire in 2022. However, after playing 90 games with the club, he received a two-year extension on the initial contract. As a result, Martin Maldonado's fruitful career with the Astros is set to continue for two more seasons.

Is Martin Maldonado on Twitter?

Martin does not have a Twitter account. In addition, although he is among the most popular MLB players, he has fewer fans on social media than some of the most followed MLB players on Instagram, such as Mike Trout. His Instagram account has about 88,000 followers as of 9 November 2022 while his Facebook account has 24,000 followers at the time of writing.

Unfortunately, he has performed poorly over the past few seasons. However, Martin Maldonado's contract extension with the Astros offers a new opportunity to redeem himself, especially at the 2022 World Series.

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