Maybin ready after dehydrating
For precautionary reasons on Friday, Cameron Maybin was lifted from the Marlins game with the Braves.
At the time, the team called the ailment a minor left groin strain.
Maybin was confident after Florida beat Atlanta, 7-1, that he would be back in the lineup on Saturday. He was.
On Saturday afternoon, Maybin started in center field and he led off. He said he felt he dehydrated and cramped from the night before.
“I hadn’t played in hot weather for a few days,” Maybin said. “It was cool when we were in New York.”
Before facing the Braves at Turner Field, the Marlins were on the road against the Mets at Citi Field. Maybin, meanwhile, was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, and the Zephyrs had been playing in the altitude in Albuquerque.
While Maybin is fine, the team received some discouraging news regarding catcher John Baker.
Baker’s right arm didn’t feel 100 percent after he played five innings in a rehab assignment game on Friday for Class A Jupiter. The hope was to have Baker play as the designated hitter on Saturday.
Baker has been on the disabled list since May with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm.
Manager Edwin Rodriguez said the team is easing up onBaker’s schedule. It’s too early to rule out if the catcher will play again for the Marlins this season. But the latest setback is reason for concern.
– Joe Frisaro