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Reports: Cubs Acquire Catcher Martín Maldonado, Mike Montgomery Heading to KC

Still awaiting the return for the Royals, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Cubs have acquired catcher Martín Maldonado from Kansas City. With reports about Willson Contreras needing some days off for his foot, this news is somewhat nerve-wracking on the surface, but we’ll have to wait for more information before arriving at any conclusions on that front. Maldonado is slashing just .227/.291/.366 with a 73 wRC+, but he consistently rates as one of the best pitch framers/receivers in all of Major League Baseball. More to come as the information comes in…

#Cubs get Martín Maldonado, source tells The Athletic.