Maybin went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base Sunday in the Marlins' 10-5 win over the Phillies. Since Lewis Brinson (hip) was placed on the disabled list July 4, Maybin has taken over as the Marlins' primary center fielder and has quietly emerged as an appealing deep-league fantasy asset. Over his last 10 appearances, Maybin has gone 11-for-31 (.355 average) with a 5-for-5 success rate on stolen-base attempts. Given the scarcity of steals around the MLB, Maybin is deserving of a bump in ownership from his current level.
Maybin will start in center field and bat eighth Sunday against the Nationals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Maybin will enter the lineup for the fourth time in six games following Lewis Brinson's (hip) placement on the disabled list July 4. The Marlins don't have much in the way of experienced depth behind Maybin, so the 31-year-old should be in line for something resembling a full-time role until Brinson is back in action. Over his prior three starts, Maybin went 3-for-17 with a run scored.
Maybin is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Maybin will hit the bench for the fifth time in eight games, with all three of his starts during that stretch coming against left-handed pitching. At this point, it appears safe to conclude that he's on the short end of a platoon in left field with Derek Dietrich, making it tough to justify rostering Maybin outside of NL-only formats.
Maybin (hip) will start in left field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Though Maybin had been held out of the lineup the last three games with a strained hip, he came off the bench in each contest, recording four at-bats over that stretch. It appears manager Don Mattingly is comfortable with returning Maybin to the field in the series finale, resulting in Derek Dietrich moving to a reserve role.
Maybin (hip) is not in the lineup against the Braves on Thursday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Maybin was forced to leave Wednesday's game due to a minor hip injury, which manager Don Mattingly seemed unconcerned about following the contest. Since Maybin doesn't receive everyday playing time, it's difficult to judge any lasting effects he is feeling, but sitting out Thursday's series opener was largely expected. Consider him day-to-day moving forward.