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Padres reinstate Cameron Maybin from suspension

Aug 20, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

The announcement comes via Dennis Lin at the San Diego Union-Tribune

Maybin was suspended for 25 games without pay on July 23 after failing a test for amphetamines.

He was batting just .247/.286/.368 in 185 plate appearances before the punishment came down and owns a disappointing .248/.307/.365 overall slash line in 1,371 plate appearances since joining San Diego in 2011.

The 27-year-old center fielder is owed a $7 million salary next season and an $8 million salary in 2016.

  1. coloredink5 - Aug 20, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    I hope the new GM will get rid of him because Maybin is dead weight, but i dont think that anyone will take him because of how much he is owed.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 20, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      This is his 8th year of potential, and he’s still only 27. The bat is iffy and the speed comes and goes, but the defense at the proverbial “premium” position of center field is there. If the Padres throw in some cash, somebody would take him, but they’ll likely hold onto him one more year because their CF prospects aren’t ready yet. If he has another turned-the-corner year like 2011, we’ll get to see if Preller is smarter than Byrnes.

  2. chargrz - Aug 20, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    He is awful. Thanks Byrnes.

  3. 27xwschamps - Aug 21, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    Better learn how to budget ur money bro!!

  4. Minoring In Baseball - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:09 AM

    I hope he’s got is act together, and can now concentrate on baseball. Will never be a superstar, but still has the potential to be a decent ballplayer. I wish him the best, he was really nice and signed some cards for my kids while playing in West Michigan in the minors.

  5. bajamex - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:03 AM

    Maybin has always been a dead weight with the bat, has some flashy defense, but there are hundreds like him at the minors and independent leagues waiting to get a chance in the Majors. And at 7-8 million dollars, Cameron is anything but cheap. I never understood the reasoning behind the Padres acquiring him, sometimes it seems they spend in bad players just to bulk up their payroll and ensure losing seasons.

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