May 30, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin (24) runs the bases after hitting a home run against Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (not pictured) during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Padres Cameron Maybin Exits Todays Game With Right Calf Tightness


San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres Cameron Maybin left today’s game against the White Sox in the second inning with right calf tightness according to Jeff Sanders of UT-San Diego.

According to Sanders Cameron Maybin is day-to-day and the Padres don’t expect him to have to go on the disabled list.

Maybin was injured when he reached on a fielder’s choice in the second inning and was replaced by Chris Denorfia.

The Padres hope that Cameron Maybin will be only out for a few days, as their offense can’t afford to lose one of their few hitters who are actually swinging the bat well. Since returning from the disabled list, after missing the first 25 games of the season due to a ruptured left bicep he suffered in Spring Training. Maybin has been playing well for the Padres batting .307 on the season and yesterday hit his first home run of the season in Friday’s 4-1 victory over the White Sox.

Maybin only played 14 games for the Padres last season due to injuries to his left knee and right wrist.

Hopefully this isn’t anything serious as it would be a serious blow to the Padres to lose Maybin again, especially as in my opinion he hasn’t played this well since arriving in San Diego. Since being traded to the Padres from the Miami Marlins for Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica in 2011, Maybin has shown flashes of brilliance as evidenced by the 5 year $25 million extension the Padres signed him to in 2012. Unfortunately due to inconsistencies and injuries…Maybin has struggled to live up to his potential.

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