The Yankees have gone outside of the organization to fill in for the laundry list of guys on the injured list by acquiring Cameron Maybin on Thursday, according to Jack Curry. No word yet on the return, as far as I can find.
UPDATE: I’ve seen it reported that they got him in exchange for cash considerations. Still no word on the 40-man situation, but I am guessing Luis Severino will be moved to the 60-day IL (retroactive to opening day).
Maybin, 32, has spent time with the… Tigers, Marlins, Padres, Braves Angels, Astros, and Mariners during his career. He was on the Houston Astros 2017 World Series Championship team.
The outfielder, who can play all three spots, has a career .690 OPS with a career 92 wRC+. He was having a fine enough season with the Cleveland Indians Triple-A team, playing in 14 games so far with a 94 wRC+.
He played 94 games of well above-average baseball with Detroit in 2016, slashing .315/.383/.418 (121 wRC+) that year. His next best season was his only other above-average season, which was 2011 with San Diego.
Maybin will presumably be added to the MLB roster immediately, filling the void left in this morning’s Clint Frazier, Johnny Lasagna, Joseph Harvey roster shuffle.