Last night, Jon Heyman of the NY Post, reported that the Chicago White Sox and free agent catcher, Martin Maldonado, are in agreement on a one-year contract with an option for 2025. Robert Murray of FanSided first reported the deal was close.
Maldonado, 37, is a 13-year veteran who has spent time with Milwaukee, Los Angeles (AL), Kansas City, Chicago (NL), and the last five seasons with Houston.
Maldonado slashed .191/.258/.348 with 15 home runs and posted a 64 wRC+. Although Maldonado has not batted over .250 since 2012, his defense is his strength behind the dish.
Stats from Baseballsavant.com
The Chicago White Sox have no doubt gone into full rebuild mode. With Maldonado joining the club, he will join Carlos Pérez, Max Stassi, and Korey Lee as Chicago's catchers for 2024. Maldonado not only provides depth on the field, but being a 13-year vet, allows him to bring his proven experience and a voice in the clubhouse.