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Cameron Maybin out two months with torn knee ligament

Jun 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

Cameron Maybin AP

It’s been less than a week since Cameron Maybin returned from a wrist injury that cost him 45 games, but now the Padres center fielder is facing another lengthy injury absence.

Maybin hurt his right knee diving for a ball in the outfield Sunday and the Padres announced that he’s been diagnosed with a torn posterior cruciate ligament, which is expected to sideline him for 6-10 weeks.

That puts a potential return date somewhere around mid-August and means any setback could cost Maybin the remainder of the season. As it stands now he’s played just 14 games and the Padres are back to using Chris Denorfia and Will Venable in center field.

UPDATE: San Diego called up Jaff Decker from Triple-A to help replace Maybin.

  1. baseballici0us - Jun 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Starting to feel bad for the poor kid. *though he does have a multi-year deal worth something like $50 million…but still*

    • yankswm23 - Jun 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      Cut that number in half and you’re a winner.

      • baseballici0us - Jun 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        oops…my bad. $25 mil still not bad, right?

  2. icanspeel - Jun 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    If he still potentially needs surgery on his wrist might as well get that done too lol

    • gloccamorra - Jun 12, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      You sound like my car mechanic. Costs me a bundle every visit.

  3. Minoring In Baseball - Jun 12, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    I hope he can battle these injuries and still be productive when he gets back. We met him back in 2006 when he was playing for the West Michigan Whitecaps, and he seemed like a really good guy then. All the best to him.

    http://minoringinbaseball.com/

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