Thursday, August 31, 2017
MLB news: Maybin claimed off waivers
The Houston Astros have claimed OF Cameron Maybin off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.
With the playoffs looming, the Astros were looking for a solid 4th outfielder. Maybin has good speed, so that is helpful off the bench in the playoffs. Maybin will probably platoon with rookie Derek Fisher, as Fisher is left-handed, and Maybin is right-handed. He's a
rental, and they get him for practically nothing.
Maybin, 30, has a .235 batting average, six homers, 22 RBIs and 29 steals in 387 Plate Appearances for the Angels this year. In his 11 year MLB career for the Angels, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins, Maybin has a .256 batting average, 52 homers, 274 RBIs and 160 stolen bases in 3401 Plate Appearances.
The Angels recently acquired LF Justin Upton, so Maybin was just a 4th outfielder. With getting rid of him, they also get rid of the remainder of his $9 million contract he's owed this year.