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Royals add veteran catcher Saturday

The Kansas City Royals agreed to a one-year deal worth a reported $2.5 million Saturday with Martin Maldonado.

Posted: Mar 9, 2019 6:18 PM
Updated: Mar 9, 2019 6:21 PM

(SURPRISE, Az.)— The Kansas City Royals agreed to a one-year deal worth a reported $2.5 million Saturday with Martin Maldonado.

The club has not confirmed the signing as of Saturday evening. 

The deal was first reported by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. 

The 32-year-old catcher spent the 2018 season with the Angels and Astros. 

In eight Major League seasons, he has batted .220 with 51 home runs and 193 RBI. 

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