Maybin's surgery a success
Cameron Maybin’s shoulder surgery was a success.
The 22-year-old Marlins center fielder underwent surgery on Monday to repair a partially torn labrium in his left shoulder. Maybin is expected to be ready when Spring Training opens in February.
Maybin dealt with shoulder discomfort late in the season, but he played through.
After opening the season as the Marlins starting center fielder, Maybin was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans in May, shortly after Chris Coghlan was promoted.
Maybin received ample playing time in September, especially after Jeremy Hermida went down with a right oblique injury.
In September, Maybin batted .293 with eight doubles, three home runs, 10 RBIs and 19 runs scored.
If Maybin isn’t ready when Spring Training begins, Cody Ross again could assume the center field spot.
Although Ross is in his second season of arbitration, he is expected to return. Ross projects to play right field if Maybin wins the center field job.
– Joe Frisaro