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Tigers’ Cameron Maybin Out 4-6 Weeks

(Gabe Rodriguez)

(Gabe Rodriguez)

The Detroit Tigers will be without recently acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin for approximately four to six weeks after he was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist on Thursday, according to multiple sources.

Maybin, who was the designated hitter in Wednesday afternoon’s matchup against the New York Yankees in Tampa, was hit in the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by the Yankees young starter Luis Severino, exiting the game early.

Maybin was already nursing a sore shoulder that he injured before arriving at Spring Training, when he fell of his porch at his home. Between the sore shoulder and now the fracture of the wrist, Maybin’s role at center field is now in danger.

The twenty-eight year old was acquired by the Tigers after being traded by the Atlanta Braves in exchange f0r Ian Krol and Gabe Speier this past November. Although the Tigers have a few options at center field, they were lacking a left-handed bat that Maybin brings to the table.

Maybin will be prohibited from any baseball activity for two weeks before being assessed by doctors again to determine the actual amount of time he’ll miss.

Other outfield options that the Tigers have include the recently added Justin Upton as well as Tyler Collins, Anthony Gose, John Mayberry Jr. and Nate Schierholtz.

 

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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