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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Still getting regular playing time

Maldonado went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Guardians. Despite Houston's acquisition of Christian Vazquez, Maldonado has been in the lineup for three of the last four games. He's been productive in that span, driving in four, scoring three runs and recording a home run and double. Even so, Maldonado is hitting only .184/.245/.360 across 276 plate appearances for the season, and he's likely to lose playing time in the near future.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Homer and double in win

Maldonado went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Guardians. Maldonado's playing time is on the decline with Christian Vazquez joining the Astros at the trade deadline. That didn't matter Thursday, as Maldonado hit a two-run double and a solo home run for his third multi-hit effort in his last nine games. The veteran catcher is slashing .178/.242/.356 with 11 homers, 33 RBI, 27 runs scored and 11 doubles through 80 contests. Still, fantasy managers shouldn't expect Maldonado to receive much more than two starts a week with a more productive catcher in Vazquez around to handle the starting role.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Headed for No. 2 role

Maldonado is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Christian Vazquez, whom the Astros acquired from Boston on Monday, will step in behind the plate for his Houston debut Wednesday while opposing his former team. Though he's not expected to play quite as frequently for the Astros as he did with the Red Sox, Vazquez should still operate as his new team's clear No. 1 option behind the plate, resulting in Maldonado's role taking a significant hit. The defensive-minded Maldonado had already been a fringy option in leagues that start two catchers, as he's maintaining a .173 average to go with 10 home runs, 30 RBI and 26 runs over 79 games this season.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Likely to lose playing time

Maldonado went 1-for-3 on Monday against the Red Sox. Maldonado has been a consistent presence in Houston's lineup this season, largely due to his defensive abilities behind the plate. However, with Christian Vazquez now in the mix, Maldonado will likely have to settle for a backup role. Across 265 plate appearances on the season, Maldonado has maintained a .175/.240/.342 line.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Sitting Sunday

Maldonado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Maldonado will get a breather after he went 2-for-10 with a double and a run scored while starting in each of Houston's last three games. Korey Lee will fill in for Maldonado behind the plate.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Pops solo shot

Maldonado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-2 win over the Mariners. Maldonado's fifth-inning solo shot stood as the game-winning hit. The catcher has tapped into his power in July, hitting five of his 10 homers this season in his last 16 games. For the season, he has a .166/..235/.341 slash line with 27 RBI, 25 runs scored and eight doubles through 70 contests. This is the fourth year in Maldonado's career he's reached double digits in homers.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Not in lineup for Game 1

Maldonado isn't starting the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Maldonado started the final two games ahead of the All-Star break and went 1-for-6 with a grand slam. Korey Lee is starting behind the plate and batting ninth during Thursday's matinee.
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Astros' Martin Maldonado: Smacks grand slam in win

Maldonado went 1-for-3 with the third grand slam of his career Saturday in the Astros' 5-0 win over the Athletics. The veteran catcher's second-inning long ball with the bases loaded proved to be the decisive play Saturday, as right-hander Justin Verlander (six shutout innings) and the Houston bullpen kept the Oakland bats quiet throughout the night. Maldonaodo is now up to nine home runs of the season, putting him within striking distance of the career-high 14 he slugged in 2017 with the Angels.
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