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Cameron Maybin out 2-3 months with torn biceps tendon

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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UPDATE: It's bad news for Maybin. He'll miss two to three months with a ruptured biceps tendon -- which was revealed on his MRI. The club made the announcement Monday afternoon.


Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin injured his left shoulder and biceps tendon Sunday while making a diving catch. Here it is:

Maybin has undergone an MRI and the results aren't yet known, but it doesn't sound promising. From Padres.com:

The initial diagnosis Sunday suggested a fairly serious injury, according to general manager Josh Byrnes.

The results of the MRI won't be known until later Monday, though manager Bud Black said there's some "biceps involvement," in addition to damage to the shoulder.

"When he landed, it jarred the shoulder and did damage to the biceps tendon," Black said.

As far as specifics, thus far word is Maybin will probably miss opening day and is expected to miss even more time after that.

Maybin, 26, managed only 14 games last season, thanks to wrist and knee injuries. In 2012, he hit .243/.306/.349 (85 OPS+) with 26 stolen bases. Once a top-10 prospect in all of baseball, Maybin has -- for the most part -- failed to live up to expectations at the big-league level to this point.

Without Maybin, the Padres will probably use Will Venable in center field with Carlos Quentin in left and Seth Smith in right. Chris Denorfia will likely see plenty of playing time as well, maybe even in a platoon with Smith.

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