Mets make a trade for depth with injuries an increasing issue.
With Kevin Pillar landing on the IL after taking a fastball to the face on Monday night, the Mets were in desperate need of depth on their major league roster.
Tuesday afternoon, they made a deal to bring in a veteran who was in New York a couple short years ago.
The Mets have reportedly acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Chicago Cubs for cash.
Mets acquire Cameron Maybin in trade for cash @BNightengale 1st
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 18, 2021
Maybin spent the 2019 season with the Yankees and played fairly well. In 2020, however, he slashed .247/.307/.387 over 31 games split between the Tigers and Cubs.
He has not appeared in a major league game yet this season.
Maybin was released by the Cubs on March 27 but signed a new minor league deal with the club the next day.
Originally the 10th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Tigers, Maybin has a .700 career OPS in 1,153 career regular season games.