San Diego, CA- Cameron Maybin and the San Diego Padres have opted against having surgery to repair the his ruptured left biceps tendon. By taking the rehabilitation route, Maybin may now be able to return in 4-6 weeks instead of the original two-to-three month diagnosis according to MLB.com’s Corey Brock.
In the bottom of the fourth of last Sundays game against the Dodgers, Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin ruptured left biceps tendon making a diving catch to take away a double from Juan Uribe. Maybin would stay in the game until the bottom of the fifth when he exited mid inning due to his injury.
Maybin’s MRI Monday morning, showed a ruptured left biceps tendon.
For both Maybin and the Padres the injury could have been much worse, as the Padres feared Maybin had suffered damage to his shoulder capsule or rotator cuff, which would’ve kept him out the rest of the season.
“It’s disappointing, but this morning’s news was a little better than expected,” Byrnes said Monday afternoon to UT-San Diego’s Dennis Lin, “so hopefully that means he’ll be back playing on that type of timeline.
The injury came a day after Maybin hit his first home run of the spring.
With Maybin out for a significant amount of time to start the seaosn, Will Venable will likely be the teams main center fielder Venable started 80 games last season in centerfield due to Maynbin’s injuries.
Maybin hit .264 with nine home runs and 40 steals in his first season with the Padres back in 2011, the Padres soon after signed Maybin to a contract extension and unfortunately has failed to live up to that extension due to multiple injuries. Maybin is scheduled to make $5m in 2014, $7m (2015) and $8m (2016) with a club option for 2017 ($9m, with $1m buyout).
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