Maybin is not in the lineup for Thursday' game against the Angels. Maybin has homered three times since joining the Astros but has just one hit otherwise in 30 at-bats, so he will open on the bench Thursday for the third time in four games.
Maybin entered Wednesday's game as a pinch hitter and went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in a 5-3 win over the Seattle. It looks like Maybin is fitting in nicely with the Astros, homering in three of the last four games while providing late-game heroics the last two nights. His ninth-inning homer Wednesday and a seventh-inning shot Tuesday enabled the Astros to leave Seattle with a sweep. Maybin has appeared in five of six games since he was acquired by the Angels and figures to be in Houston's deep, productive lineup at least five games per week.
Maybin went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run during Sunday's win over the Mets. It's difficult to project Maybin's playing time moving forward, but he should see enough at-bats to remain a serviceable fantasy asset in most settings. Joining a high-octane offense could mitigate any dip in playing time, too. There is also the potential for Maybin to heat up and carve out a near-everyday role over the final weeks.
The Angels have agreed to trade Maybin to the Astros for cash considerations, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Justin Upton was brought in from Detroit and that essentially made Maybin expendable. Maybin has struggled to a .220/.292/.271 line (three extra-base hits) in 18 games since his return from a knee injury earlier this month, but he swiped 25 bags and got on base at nearly a .350 clip during the first half. He should be a steady presence in left field moving forward, but Maybin's playing time figures to take a slight hit with his new club as Derek Fisher will likely remain involved with occasional starts against right-handed pitching. The outfielder is set to join the Astros prior to their doubleheader against the Mets on Saturday.
Maybin is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Maybin has started each of the team's past six games -- going 5-for-21 with three stolen bases during that stretch -- but he'll head to the bench for a breather. Ben Revere, who was previously unavailable due to a knee contusion, will draw the start in left field and bat leadoff.
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