Help is on the way for the New York Yankees after acquiring outfielder Cameron Maybin in exchange for cash considerations.
The New York Yankees are battered, bruised, broken, and somehow, still winning games. Although the Yankees’ recent hot streak is a great sign, the team is struggling to keep able bodies on the field. However, help is on the way.
According to Jack Curry of YES Network, the Yankees have acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees will send the Indians cash considerations and move Luis Severino to the 60-day IL to free up a spot for Maybin on the 40-man roster.
As of Wednesday night, the Bronx Bombers only outfielders on the 25-man roster were Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman.
Tyler Wade, normally a utility infielder, was forced into outfield duties after Clint Frazier suffered a partial tear in his ankle and joined many of his teammates on the injured list. Wade performed admirably in left field, but general manager Brian Cashman clearly doesn’t want to ride it out with only three capable outfielders on the roster.
Maybin, 32, has no shortage of MLB experience. In 12 seasons, the speedy and defensive-minded outfielder posted a slash line of .254/.322/.368.
Maybin has yet to play in the Majors in 2019. He’s spent the 2019 season with Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate—the Columbus Clippers. In 14 games, Maybin’s posted a slash line of .216/.388/.275 so Yanks fans should expect too much from him offensively.
He’s no Joe DiMaggio, but he can play all three outfield positions and the Yankees can’t ask for much more than that right now.