Cubs get Maldonado in trade from Royals
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

(CHICAGO) – The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Martin Maldonado for left handed pitcher Mike Montgomery in a deal with Kansas City that happened Monday. Maldonado, a defensive-minded, 32 year old catcher, should be an immediate replacement for All Star catcher Willson Contreras, who went on the injured list Monday with a strain in the arch of his right foot. Maldonado has been one of the best defensive catchers in baseball this season, and was traded last July too, going from the Los Angeles Angels to the Houston Astros. He signed a one year, $2.5 million deal with Kansas City and started in place of Salvador Perez who is out for the year while recovering from Tommy John surgery.