Marlins option Maybin

The arrival of Chris Coghlan on Friday, and the decision to play him in the outfield, was a sign then that Cameron Maybin would be headed to the Minor Leagues for more seasoning.

That transaction took place on Sunday afternoon.

After the Marlins lost 3-2 to the Rockies at Coors Field, Maybin was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

The only playing time Maybin had in the three-games at Colorado came as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning on Sunday. Maybin ran for John Baker, who doubled.

Maybin had a rough break, getting thrown out trying to advance to third on Cody Ross’ ground ball to shortstop.

Maybin opened the season as the Marlins starting center field. But in 25 games and 84 at-bats, his batting average was .202, and his on-base percentage is at .280.

The 22-year-old was acquired from the Tigers as part of the Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis trade in December of 2007.

Maybin has a world of talent. The Marlins are looking for him to regain his confidence while getting more at-bats at the Minor League level

— Joe Frisaro

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