Maybin, Ross resting injuries
Early prognosis is Cameron Maybin will not do baseball activities for at least a few days. Perhaps by the end of the week, he will be on his way to returning to games.
Maybin strained his left groin on Sunday while scoring on a play from first-to-third.
Maybin isn’t the only projected Marlins starting outfielder to be out for a few days with an injury. Right fielder Cody Ross, who has been resting a sore right thumb, was scratched from the starting lineup after taking batting practice and doing normal pregame workouts.
While warming up, Ross strained his groin. His thumb didn’t bother him hitting.
Ross was on the main field at Roger Dean Stadium, taking swings before the Marlins were scheduled to face the Mets at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Ross initially was in the starting lineup, set to bat fifth. Scott Cousins replaced Ross.
In the meantime, catcher John Baker (strained right forearm muscle) may start throwing on Wednesday, when he also could begin taking batting practice. Reliever Derrick Turnbow (sore right shoulder) also could begin throwing again on Wednesday.
Maybin noted he may slow down a bit when he knows he is scoring easily.
“We’ve been running all spring, and running first-to-home,” Maybin said on Monday. “I thought I had got to third as fast as I have all spring. My legs felt great. That’s definitely a good thing. Now, I know when I can score easily to back off a little bit.”
– Joe Frisaro