Maybin officially joined camp Thursday and will compete for a reserve role with the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Maybin came over to Chicago in a trade deadline deal last season, and he ended up playing in 18 games for the Cubs down the stretch. Ian Happ, Jason Heyward and the newly-signed Joc Pederson should be locked into starting roles, and Jake Marisnick figures to be the fourth outfielder. That means Maybin will have to make the team as a fifth outfielder, and playing time will likely be limited.
Maybin signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs on Friday that includes an invite to spring training, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.
Maybin was acquired by the Cubs at the trade deadline in 2020, and he'll return to the team for spring training in 2021. The 33-year-old appeared in 18 games for Chicago and slashed .250/.304/.365 with five RBI and three stolen bases. He'll now compete for a bench spot ahead of the 2021 campaign.
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.
Maybin isn't in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Maybin was slated to sit for the first game of the doubleheader Friday before it was postponed, and he'll still be out of the lineup for Saturday's matinee. Christin Stewart will take over in left field for Game 1.
Maybin is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Maybin started the last two contests in left field and went 4-for-7 with three doubles, two runs and one RBI, but he'll take a seat for the matinee. Christin Stewart is starting in left field in Game 1 for Detroit.
Maybin is not starting Thursday against the Twins.
Christin Stewart is starting in left field in place of Maybin in Thursday's series opener against Minnesota. Over his past five games, Maybin is 4-for-13 with three doubles and two runs scored.
Maybin went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's 7-6 win over the Cubs.
It's mostly been a struggle for Maybin at the plate this season but he bust out for his first multi-hit effort of August, raising his batting average to .256 in the process. The veteran outfielder has been jockeying with Victor Reyes and Christin Stewart for playing time, so a few more performances like this one could help Maybin get into the lineup more often.
Maybin is starting in right field and batting seventh in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
This will be Maybin's first game action since Thursday, as the Tigers have rolled with some combination of Victor Reyes, Jorge Bonifacio and Christin Stewart in the corner outfield spots recently. Detroit is just 11-16 overall and 2-8 in its last 10 games, so the team may opt to take a longer look at some younger players, which doesn't bode well for the 33-year-old Maybin's outlook.
Maybin is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Maybin started Thursday, but this will be his fourth absence from the lineup in the last six games, and he could be slipping into a reserve role for the Tigers due to his rough .188/.235/.313 slash line. Victor Reyes and Jorge Bonifacio will start in the corner outfield spots Friday, with JaCoby Jones patrolling center.
Maybin isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Maybin could be losing his hold on a starting role for Detroit after slashing .207/.258/.345 with one home run and nine strikeouts to begin the season. He'll sit for the third time in the past four games with Jorge Bonifacio starting in right field.
Maybin is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Maybin hits the bench for the second time in three games. He's hitting just .207/.258/.345 through 10 games this season, so it wouldn't be a big surprise to see the Tigers begin to give more opportunities to younger players. Harold Castro will start in right field in this one.
Maybin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Maybin returned from a quadriceps injury to start the first two games of the series with Cleveland, going a combined 1-for-8 with a solo home run. The veteran looks like he could have a leg up on Victor Reyes for the primary job in right field, but both players will take a seat Sunday as Harold Castro starts at the position.
Maybin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 10-5 loss to the Indians on Friday.
Although Maybin's home run had very little significance in terms of the game's outcome, it was nice to see the veteran send one over fence the day he was activated from the IL. Maybin had a relatively productive season in limited action for the Yankees in 2019 and should receive a fair amount of playing time in right field in 2020 as one of the more experienced players on the Tigers' roster.
Maybin (quadriceps) is starting in right field and batting seventh in Friday's game against Cleveland.
Maybin was activated from the 10-day injured list earlier in the day and he'll get right back into action. The veteran outfielder has been out since July 30 and he's slashing .278/.278/.333 in six games played so far this season.
Maybin (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday.
Maybin appeared in just six games this season before being sidelined with a strained right quadriceps. He'd started five of the team's first seven games prior to the injury and should return to a similar role now that he's healthy. Travis Demeritte was optioned to clear a spot for him on the roster.
Maybin (quad) is doing full field work as he continues to recover, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Maybin has been sidelined since the end of July with a right quadriceps strain. However, he's been able to work on both fielding and hitting recently. A timetable for his return hasn't been announced, but the 33-year-old appears to be tracking toward full health.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/02||vs MIA||L 0-2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/30||vs MIA||L 1-5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||@ CHW||W 10-8||4||0||1||0||2||1||1|
|09/26||@ CHW||L 5-9||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/24||@ PIT||L 0-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||@ PIT||L 1-2||4||0||2||0||0||0||1|
|09/22||@ PIT||L 2-3||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs||33||130||21||44||6||2||4||23||13||24||5||1||.339||.407||.508|
|2014||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||15||53||8||14||2||1||1||6||6||10||1||0||.264||.328||.396|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||2||7||0||2||1||0||0||1||--||2||1||0||.286||.250||.429|