Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said Maybin would have been his Opening Day leadoff hitter if play hadn't been suspended, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Maybin had a rough spring training, batting just .077 in 10 games, but Gardenhire said he trusted the veteran's ability to get on base. The Tigers would have faced Cleveland righty Shane Bieber, so perhaps Maybin is looking at a more regular role despite the presence of left-handed outfielder Christin Stewart on the roster. There was some thought that the two could platoon, with Maybin playing primarily against lefties.
Maybin, who went 0-for-2 in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, is batting .050 through 20 at-bats this spring.
Maybin is likely looking at a fourth outfielder role with the rebuilding Tigers, but it was possible a strong spring could have earned him more playing time early in the season. At this point, don't expect too much from the 32-year-old, though his .285/.364/.494 slash line in a part-time role with the Yankees last season is reason for a small dose of optimism.
Maybin has led off in his two spring training games thus far with the Tigers, going 1-for-8 with an RBI and two strikeouts.
The Tigers have brought in several competent veterans on one-year deals, Maybin among them. He was excellent in limited time with the Yankees last season, slashing .285/.364/.494 with 11 home runs and eight steals in 269 plate appearances (1.6 fWAR). If he leads off for the Tigers all season, Maybin is a sneaky candidate to go 15/15 or perhaps even 20/20, but the only seasons he has topped 400 plate appearances in the last five years were 2017 (450) and 2015 (555).
Maybin agreed Wednesday with the Tigers on a one-year, $1.5 million contract, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The Tigers are expected to announce Maybin's signing within the next few days, as the team will still have to remove a player from the 40-man roster to open up a spot for the veteran. Once his deal is official, Maybin will kick off his third stint with the Tigers, which drafted him in 2005 and later acquired him in November 2016 in a trade with Atlanta. Maybin finished the past season with the Yankees, slashing .285/.364/.494 with a career-high 11 home runs to go with nine steals across 269 plate appearances. He'll likely compete with Victor Reyes and Jorge Bonifacio for the top job in right field, and he could also serve as a short-side platoon mate for Christin Stewart in left field.
Maybin went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and three more runs scored in Friday's win over the Rangers.
After reaching a career-high 10 home runs earlier this week, Maybin swatted another rare long ball to once again reach a new milestone and knot the score at 2-2. Meanwhile, Maybin's four runs scored marked a season high. Across 81 games this season, the speedy outfielder is batting .289/.370/.502 with 11 homers and nine stolen bases.
Maybin went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Maybin accounted for New York's only run with a 429-foot shot to center field in the third inning. With the blast, Maybin tied his career high with 10 long balls and became the 14th Yankee this year to reach double digits in home runs, establishing a major-league record.
Maybin went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in a win over the Angels on Thursday.
Maybin started in left field and connected on a 416-foot shot to left field in the eighth inning. The round tripper broke an 18-game homerless drought that coincided with frequent flareups of wrist soreness that have bothered the 32-year-old throughout much of the season. The recurring issue has allowed Maybin to play in only nine of 17 games in September.
Maybin (wrist) is starting in left field and hitting sixth Thursday against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
He appeared to aggravate his wrist injury in Tuesday's game, so it's a pleasant surprise to see him back in the starting nine so soon. Maybin probably won't see a ton of playing time down the stretch now that Giancarlo Stanton is active and Clint Frazier is back on the roster.
Maybin was shaking his left wrist in the late innings of Tuesday's win against the Angels and is unlikely to start Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Maybin started in left field and produced a run-scoring double in the 8-0 victory Tuesday but appeared to be nursing his ailing left wrist in the late stages of the game. Manager Aaron Boone indicated earlier this month that the injury is likely to linger for the remainder of the season, so it stands to reason that Maybin will receive plenty of rest down the stretch, especially with the Yankees' magic number to clinch the AL East down to one game.
Maybin is still dealing with the wrist issue that has plagued him of late, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
He has not appeared in a game since Sept. 15 and has not started a game since Sept. 14. Right now it sounds like he is only available off the bench, if that. Clint Frazier should continue to see extra work, and Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is due back in a day or two.
Maybin is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's twin bill against the Tigers.
Maybin went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Tyler Wade is starting in left field and hitting ninth in this one.
Maybin isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Maybin returned to the starting lineup Monday after missing time with a wrist issue, and he went 0-for-4 at the dish. The outfielder's wrist problem is expected to linger, so regular maintenance days may be required down the stretch.
Maybin (wrist) is back in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox.
Maybin had been dealing with a sore wrist and hadn't started a game since back on Aug. 28. With Mike Tauchman now dealing with a calf issue, there could be more at-bats available in left field down the stretch.
Maybin (wrist) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
It was reported Saturday that Maybin is available off the bench but will likely deal with this wrist issue through the end of the season. Now that the Yankees are getting healthy and rosters have expanded, Maybin will likely play sparingly over the final three weeks of the season.
Manager Aaron Boone said Maybin (wrist) is available off the bench Saturday but will likely have to deal with the injury the rest of the season, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old remains out of Saturday's lineup and hasn't seen game action since Aug. 31, but he's apparently available should the Yankees need him. Boone also said that Maybin may need to have the injury addressed during the offseason, but he didn't specify whether that would potentially include surgery.
Maybin (wrist) is not in Friday's lineup against the Red Sox.
A wrist issue has kept him sidelined thus far in September, although as a part-time player Maybin might not have been seeing much action even if he were 100 percent. Mike Tauchman is starting in left field while Aaron Judge patrols right field.
Maybin is still dealing with a sore left wrist but could return in the next few days, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Maybin's sore wrist is a recurring issue that has kept him out of action four of the last six games. Although he did make an appearance against Oakland on Saturday, he entered the game as a pinch runner and did not stick around to play defense or swing a bat. Per Hoch, Yankees manager Aaron Boone hopes Maybin will be ready to return in the next few days.
Maybin (wrist) is starting in left field and hitting eighth Wednesday against the Mariners, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Maybin missed the first two games of the series with a sore left wrist but has been cleared to face lefty Justus Sheffield in Wednesday's series finale. The outfielder is slashing .250/.324/.500 with three home runs, one stolen base and a 32.4 percent strikeout rate in 18 games this month.
Maybin (wrist) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.
Maybin has been been dealing with the recurring left wrist soreness and is not in the starting nine for the second straight contest. Per Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger, manager Aaron Boone said the veteran outfielder could return to action Wednesday.
Maybin is nursing left wrist soreness and isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Manager Aaron Boone noted that this has been a reoccurring issue for Maybin, so it doesn't appear as though he'll require a trip to the injured list at this time. Even so, his status will be worth monitoring over the next few days.
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