AL Notes: Astros, Tribe, Kluber, Mondesi, M. Chapman, Twins
(DNES 18. 7. 2019, 08:00:02, MLBTradeRumors)
The Astros had interest in trading for catcher Martin Maldonado before the Cubs acquired him from the Royals on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (subscription link). Maldonado was a pre-deadline pickup for Houston last July, when it acquired him from the division-rival Angels, but the Astrosâ€™ attempt to re-sign him during the offeasonâ€¦ (více...)
Myth busting the Cubsâ€™ Martin Maldonado trade
(VČERA 17. 7. 2019, 03:49:01, Inside the White Sox)
Everything you need to know about Contrerasâ€™ injury, Caratiniâ€™s status, three-catcher math, Bigfoot and whatâ€™s really going on in Area 51. Well, most of that anyway.
The Cubsâ€™ trade of pitcher Mike Montgomery to the Royals for backup catcher Martin Maldonado late Monday night seemed to catch many by surprise, leading to a lot of speculation Tuesday in search of deeper meaning related to the Cubsâ€™ roster plans and trade-deadline intentions.
But sometimes a trade is just a trade, and a 10-day foot injury is just a 10-day foot injury. (více...)
Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery
(PŘEDEVČÍREM 16. 7. 2019, 07:35:02, Washington Times)
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Martin Maldonado in a trade with Kansas City that sent left-hander Mike Montgomery to the Royals. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced the deal Monday night following Chicago's 6-3 loss to Cincinnati - adding that All-Star catcher Willson Contreras ... (více...)
The Royals pulled catcher Martin Maldonado from their game Monday, likely because a deal is on the way. Theyâ€™ve been â€śworking on a tradeâ€ť involving Maldonado with an unknown team, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. A trade is indeed â€śclose,â€ť Mark Feinsand of MLB.com adds on Twitter. A former Brewer, Angel and Astro, Maldonadoâ€¦ (více...)
The Cubs have acquired catcher Martin Maldonado from the Royals, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. Left-hander Mike Montgomeryâ€™s going to Kansas City in the swap, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. With Willson Contreras and Victor Caratini having combined to offer excellent behind-the-plate production in 2019, the Cubs donâ€™t look like a fit for Maldonadoâ€¦ (více...)