Maybin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The 34-year-old was designated for assignment at the start of the week but will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Maybin went 1-for-28 with two runs and a stolen bases in nine games for the Mets.
The Mets designated Maybin for assignment Monday. Maybin will cede his spot on the 40-man and 26-man active roster to fellow outfielder Mason Williams, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move. The Mets are likely hoping that Williams can offer more production as a fill-in option in a banged-up outfield than Maybin, who went 1-for-28 with 12 strikeouts over nine games. The 34-year-old Maybin will most likely clear waivers, but expect him to elect free agency rather than reporting to Triple-A.
Maybin went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Atlanta. Maybin reached on a wild pitch after he struck out in the ninth inning. He stole second base and advanced to third on another wild pitch, but he couldn't come around to score. The 34-year-old outfielder has a .247/.307/384 slash line with one home run, seven RBI, eight runs scored and three stolen bases in 32 games between the Cubs and Tigers last year. Maybin could be in line for regular playing time as the Mets deal with a bevy of injuries.
Maybin's contract was selected by the Mets on Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. Maybin was traded from the Cubs to the Mets on Tuesday, and he'll play left field and bat third Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports. Maybin appeared in 10 games for Triple-A Iowa to begin the year and hit .103 with a home run and three RBI.
Maybin was traded from the Cubs to the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Maybin has been stuck in the minors so far this season, hitting .103/.186/.205 through 10 Triple-A games. He'll remain at that level for now with his new organization, but the Mets may need him soon, as they're in the middle of an injury crisis. Maybin produced a 127 wRC+ for the Yankees in 2019 but otherwise hasn't finished with a wRC+ north of 88 since 2016, so he's unlikely to provide much fantasy value if and when he gets a call-up.