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Brewers trade Maldonado for catcher Bandy

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The Brewers got younger at the catching position. The team traded veteran Martin Maldonado and minor league pitcher Drew Gagnon to the Angels for catcher Jett Bandy.

Bandy played 70 games with the Angels in 2016. The 26-year old hit .234 with 8 HR and 25 RBI. He ranked fourth in the American League by throwing out 17 base runners.

Maldonado moves on after hitting .217 with 28 HR and 111 RBI in 355 games with the Brewers. The 30-year old hit just .202 last season.

Milwaukee also had to part with Gagnon in the deal. The 26-year old reliever split last season between Double-A and Triple-A.

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