Cameron Maybin
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New York Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin nearing his return to the lineup after spending time on the injured list.

Ryan Honey

The New York Yankees are close to getting one of their bats back from the injured list.

Outfielder Cameron Maybin has been on the IL since June after suffering a calf injury. On Saturday, prior to a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave an update on Maybin’s return.

“This week, we’ll start ramping up the baseball activities and obviously today is a big step for him, getting outside and doing some form running and stuff,” Boone said, per Mollie Walker of the New York Post. “We’ll see how this weekend and now this week starts to unfold, and then we’ll get a game plan for when he can get back in the game.

“It’s gone pretty well, even he — for being a fairly significant strain — a few days after I remember talking to him and him saying ‘I feel pretty good. I heal up well.'”

Maybin, 32, has missed 15-straight games after suffering a left calf strain. Through 42 games this year, Maybin has hit .314 with five home runs and 14 RBIs. He’ll be a great addition to this Yankees lineup, which has already performed well as of late.

The Yanks are currently 59-32, leading the AL East division by six games. Adding Maybin would definitely add some depth to the roster as they try to make a surge into October.

Maybin spoke about returning to the lineup along with the anticipation that’s tied to it.

“It’s very difficult [to be patient], but just trusting these guys playing,” Maybin said. “Seen a lot of guys get hurt this year, I understand where they are as being precautious. Just trying to trust it, I feel pretty good though.”

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