Maybin making progress
When the Marlins optioned Cameron Maybin to Triple-A New Orleans on May 11, they did so to help him regain his form at the plate.
Thus far, the 22-year-old has.
After going 1-for-4 on Thursday night against Reno, Maybin is hitting .357 in eighth games for the Zephyrs.
If the Marlins are looking to add an outfielder on Friday to replace the roster spot of pitcher Cristhian Martinez, the timing may be right for Maybin.
Players optioned have to wait at least 10 days to be called back up. That eliminates Brett Carroll and Alejandro De Aza.
Maybin is eligible to come back after he’s gone 10-for-28 with New Orleans.
Adding Maybin also makes sense since he is a center fielder, and on Thursday night Cody Ross left the game with a migraine headhead.
It would be risky to assume Ross is completely fine to play in the series opener with the Rays at Land Shark Stadium on Friday.
– Joe Frisaro