After bouncing back to a small degree with the rebuilding Braves, who could offer him full-time at-bats last year because, well, they had no one else, Maybin is back with a contender in 2016, specifically the team that initially drafted and developed him before using him to fleece the Marlins out of Miguel Cabrera. Ancient history, right? Yeah, and unfortunately those full-time at-bats may be as well. Maybin stumbled to the finish line last year, batting .240 with a .600 OPS in the second half, and didn't have especially favorable platoon splits, so if he starts out merely spelling the similarly-abled but lefty-batting Anthony Gose against lefties, he's going to have a hard time wrestling the job away. Given that the upside is just a 10-homer, 20-steal season anyway, you shouldn't be targeting Maybin as more than a fourth or fifth outfielder in AL-only leagues.
Maybin was traded to the Tigers Friday in exchange for Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. Maybin had something of a bounce-back season in his lone year in Atlanta after a few down years, slashing .267/.327/.370 while reaching career highs with 10 home runs and 59 RBI. The Tigers went with Anthony Gose in center field in 2015, but Maybin figures to take on an everyday role in Detroit. He's still signed on through the end of the 2017 season and will be just 29 years old by the start of the 2016 season.
Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin is back in the lineup Wednesday. He missed a good chunk of time with an eye issue, but after getting pinch-hit appearances in each of the last two games he is now ready to handle center field down the stretch. Maybin is hitting sixth Wednesday.
Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin is out of the starting lineup again for Tuesday's series opener against the Blue Jays. Maybin has now missed nine straight starts due to a corneal abrasion. Maybin has been cleared to return to action. But Michael Bourn is starting in center field because he is 5 for 11 lifetime against Jays starter Mark Buehrle. Maybin is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin remains out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Mets. Maybin is dealing with a corneal abrasion that has kept him sidelined since last weekend. Maybin visited an eye doctor and is hopeful to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, according to the Braves Radio Network.
Braves outfielder Cameron Maybin is not expected to play over the next couple of days, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Maybin has not played since Saturday due to a corneal abrasion. He is not in Tuesday's lineup.