Martin “Machete” Maldonado signs one-year contract with the White Sox for $4 million

Martin “Machete” Maldonado signs one-year contract with the White Sox for  million

Chicago— The Chicago White Sox got some help for their young pitching staff on Friday, reaching a one-year deal worth $4.25 million with the veteran Naguabeno receiver Martin “Machete” Maldonado.

Maldonado, 37 years old, He will receive $4 million this year, and there is a club option for another $4 million for 2025. which includes a $250,000 termination clause.

The infielder Zach Remillard was placed on assignment to create room for Maldonado on the roster. Chicago. Remillard debuted in Big leagues last season, and He hit .252 with one home run and 18 RBIs in 54 games..

Maldonado played his last four seasons for Houston, helping the Astros win the World Series in 2022. He has stood out most for his defense and his game planning with pitchers, which can be tested with the White socks who are betting this year largely on an inexperienced pitching staff.

The Puerto Rican was the starting catcher in 116 games last season, tied for the lead in the American League, and his ERA as a catcher of 3.91 is the sixth best in the majors.. In addition, he captured his third no-hitter when Dominican Framber Valdez achieved the feat against cleveland on August 1st.

Maldonado won the American League Gold Glove in 2017 with the Angelsand was a finalist for the award with the Astros in 2021.

On the plate, Maldonado hit .191 last year with 15 home runs – tying his personal best set in 2022 – and with 36 RBIs. In his career he has a .207 average with 111 home runs and 361 RBIs in 1,119 games.

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