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Padres activate Chase Headley, place Cameron Maybin on disabled list with wrist injury

Apr 17, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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As expected, the Padres have activated third baseman Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list in time for Wednesday evening’s series-finale against the Dodgers. Cameron Maybin was put on the disabled list in a corresponding roster move because of a left wrist injury. This news comes courtesy of MLB.com’s Corey Brock.

Headley has been sidelined since fracturing the tip of his left thumb during a Cactus League game in mid-March. He was originally given a recovery timetable of 4-6 weeks, so his rehab was actually rather swift.

Headley finished fifth in the National League MVP voting last year after batting .286/.376/.498 with 31 home runs, 17 stolen bases and 115 RBI in 161 games for the Friars. The club is 4-10 with a -19 run differential so far this season in his absence.

Maybin’s injury is not thought to be serious, but he’s dealt with wrist issues for the past two years.

  1. Rich Peters - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:53 PM

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  2. icanspeel - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I like it.. Headley back in lineup and Blanks already has as many hits as Maybin with 25 less AB’s. Maybin has really struggled this year, I wonder if it’s because of his wrist or if the DL stink is to help him clear his mind.

    • gloccamorra - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM

      It’s gotta be his wrist. Each AB has been worse than the one that went before, as he kept making almost daily adjustments, it seemed. The DL will let him get treatment for the wrist and time away, and he’ll probably have a longish rehab to get his swing back. OTOH, his defense has been sloppy too, so maybe there’s a little head-clearing involved (or hoped for) with the move too.

  3. scoocha - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Wow, Maybin, what a BUST!

    • gloccamorra - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      Not yet. All 3 teams he’s played for have insisted “he’s still young”. Then they explained he’s a late bloomer. He’s a bust if he hasn’t gotten it together by age 30. Of course, by then he’ll have been paid around $25 million. Who knew failure was so lucrative?

      • scoocha - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM

        Absolutely agree.

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