Padres get Cameron Maybin back from DL, send Blanks to Triple-A
After missing close to two months with a wrist injury, Cameron Maybin will come off the DL to rejoin the Padres on Thursday.
Maybin, 26, has been on the DL for more than eight weeks with an impingement in his right wrist. He has missed a few games with nagging soreness in the wrist in recent years. In nine minor-league rehab games, he went 10 for 31 (.323) with three home runs.
Before hitting the DL, Maybin went 3 for 33 (.091) with one double in 10 games, though, obviously, the wrist could have been a factor in his performance. He hit .243/.306/.349 (85 OPS+) last season after breaking out with a .264/.323/.393 (103 OPS+) line in 2011. Maybin does his best work with his glove in the outfield.
Blanks, 26, hit .273/.362/.434 (128 OPS+) with four homers in 36 games with San Diego. The right-handed hitter was especially adept against southpaws, going 14 for 44 (.318) with two homers off left-handers.