Maybin gets second opinion
After being examined by Marlins physicians in South Florida recently, Cameron Maybin was recommended to get a second opinion.
The 23-year-old center fielder paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., who examined his shoulder. The encouraging news is Maybin doesn’t have any significant damage to his left shoulder.
Maybin has been diagnosed with left bursitis in his left biceps/shoulder area. The inflammation is being treated, and he should be doing baseball activities in about a week.
Optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on June 17, Maybin has not played for the Zephyrs since July 1. In eight games at New Orleans, he is batting .357 (10-for-28) with five walks and four strikeouts.
Maybin opened the season as the Marlins starting center fielder. He appeared in 51 games and was batting .225 with five homers and 19 RBIs before being optioned.
Maybin’s playing time was reduced after Mike Stanton was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville on June 8.
Hampered by a left shoulder problem since last year, Maybin had surgery on the shoulder following the 2009 season.
In other Triple-A news, infielder Brian Barden, who was designated for assignment on July 3, is expected to join the Zephyrs on Thursday.
– Joe Frisaro