Maybin went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a stolen base Wednesday but the Cubs fell to the Pirates 2-1. Maybin roped near-identical doubles down the left-field line in the fourth and sixth innings and would end up stealing his second base of the season in the losing effort. The 33-year-old is hitting .262/.311/.417 with a home run, five RBI and eight runs scored across 90 plate appearances as he continues to serve a bench role for the Cubs.
Maybin (illness) will bat eighth and play left field Wednesday against Cleveland. An illness caused Maybin to be scratched from the lineup Saturday, and he didn't start either of the next two games, though he did appear off the bench Tuesday. He'll be involved from the start Wednesday and will look to improve upon his .693 OPS from his first 10 games for his new team.
Maybin was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Brewers since he was feeling ill. Maybin was initially slated to play left field, but he'll retreat to the bench due to an illness. Kyle Schwarber will shift to left field while Ildemaro Vargas enters the lineup at second base.
Maybin is starting in right field and batting eighth in Monday's game against the Cardinals. With Jason Heyward (illness) out of the lineup, Maybin picks up a start for his new team. The veteran outfielder is slashing .232/.283/.375 in 20 games for the Tigers and Cubs so far this season. It's unclear when Heyward will be able to return, so Maybin may be able to start a few more times in the next couple of days.
Maybin was traded from the Tigers to the Cubs in exchange for Zack Short on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. Maybin hit a surprising .284/.365/.494 in 82 games for the Yankees last season, but his .244/.311/.415 line in a small sample of 14 games for the Tigers this year looks a whole lot closer to his numbers in the majority of his recent seasons. That's still good enough for Maybin to fill a bench role, which is likely all he'll be asked to do in Chicago.