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Cameron Maybin needs wrist surgery, out for the season

Sep 4, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

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Making official what was expected, Corey Brock of reports that Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is done for the season and will undergo surgery on his right wrist.

Maybin has played just 14 games this season because of wrist and knee injuries, and a few weeks ago the Padres basically admitted they weren’t counting on him in September, although then his knee was believed to be the main issue.

According to Brock there’s some chance he’ll be recovered in time to play winter ball. Maybin is under team control through at least 2016 as part of a five-year, $25 million contract signed in March of last year. He’s hit just .235 with a .638 OPS since signing the deal, missing half of the Padres’ games.

  1. icanspeel - Sep 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Padres season was done a long time ago, so might as well get the surgeries out of the way and hope to prepare for next year.

  2. mccontrary - Sep 4, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Maybin has a lock on this year’s MIP. Most Irrelevant Player.

  3. datdangdrewdundunituhgin - Sep 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    i remember when this kid had the “can’t miss” tag applied to him while playing in the tigers organization by local wrap hacks like pat caputo. seems like a long time ago when he was one of the shiny diamonds (along with andrew miller & to a lesser degree, dallas trahern) that DD used to grip cabrera from the marlins. although i do suppose taking dontrelle willis and his salary was a factor in that as well. anyways, maybin is talented. its too bad he hasn’t found a way to stay on the field for any extended period of time. i hope he’s able to put it all together and show off at least 3 of the 5 tools he displayed in the minors.

    • Minoring In Baseball - Sep 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

      I agree, this kid came to West Michigan with a lot of hype. To his credit, he was great with the fans and good at making time to sign autographs for the kids, so I really wish him all the best. He did have a solid season for the Whitecaps, too, leading them to a Midwest League championship in 2006. Hopefully he can get healthy in the off-season and be productive next year.

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