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San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin is expected to be out 2-3 months with a biceps tendon injury, after injuring his left shoulder making a diving catch on Sunday. Maybin robbed the Dodgers’ Juan Uribe of extra bases in the bottom of the fourth inning, but after a few pitches Maybin dropped his glove and exited the game due to pain.
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. Maybin.
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).