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Maldonado, Royals finalize $2.5M, 1-year contract

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year deal with Martin Maldonado, giving them a veteran catcher after losing Salvador Perez to a season-ending injury.

The deal announced Monday includes up to $1.4 million in performance bonuses for games caught.

Maldonado spent last season with the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros, hitting .225 with nine homers and 44 RBIs in 119 games. But his biggest strength has been his ability to frame pitches and play defense, and his experience should help what is expected to be a young Royals team this season.

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Leaders
AVG: W. Merrifield.304
HR: S. Perez27
RBI: S. Perez80
SB: W. Merrifield45
W: J. Junis9
ERA: J. Junis4.37
Saves: W. Peralta14
K: J. Junis164
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi White Sox 00.000-
Cleveland 00.000-
Detroit 00.000-
Kansas City 00.000-
Minnesota 00.000-
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (18)
Runs: 638 (25)
Hits: 1350 (18)
Home Runs: 155 (26)
Stolen Bases: 117 (6)
OBP: .305 (24)
SLG: .392 (24)
Total Bases: 2156 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.94 (29)
Runs Allowed: 833 (27)
Saves: 33 (28)
Strikeouts: 1157 (29)
OpBA: .275 (29)
OBP: .342 (29)
SLG: .446 (26)
Run Support: 4.01 (25)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/13 M. Maldonado Signed as Free Agent ( 2019)(one-year contract)
3/13 S. Perez Placed on 60-Day DL (Right elbow surgery - out for season)
3/12 S. Blewett Sent to Minors
3/12 K. Gutierrez Sent to Minors
3/11 C. Greene Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/13 S. Perez Right elbow surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
2/25 T. Oaks Torn labrum, right hip (day-to-day)
2/13 J. Hahn Recovery from right elbow surgery (on 60-day DL)
8/21 J. Bonifacio Stiff back (day-to-day)
8/13 D. Duffy off 10-day DL
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