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Brewers, Martin Maldonado avoid arbitration with two-year deal

Martin Maldonado

Milwaukee Brewers’ Martin Maldonado swings on an RBI base hit to left during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


The Brewers and catcher Martin Maldonado have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract.

Adam McCalvy of reports that the deal is worth $1.95 million. Maldonado will receive a $50,000 signing bonus along with an $800,000 salary this year and $1.1 million in 2016. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter as a Super Two player, so he’ll still be under team control for two more years after this deal expires.

Maldonado, 28, batted .234/.320/.387 with four home runs and 16 RBI over 52 games last season while serving as Jonathan Lucroy’s backup. He’ll serve in the same capacity again this season.

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