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Yankees to place Cameron Maybin on injured list

Maybin says he felt a “pop” in his left calf.

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Cameron Maybin must have been relieved. After days of wondering about his status on the team, the Yankees confirmed last night that he would stick around for a little while longer. Fans celebrated as star players returned and Maybin kept his roster spot. It was the best of both worlds.

Unfortunately this is the 2019 Yankees we’re talking about, and for every return, it appears another player must get injured in his place.

Maybin singled in the top of the fourth, and while leading off first base, he dove back to the bag. It was an innoucous enough move, but Maybin’s leg awkwardly followed. He eventually scored on a Gary Sanchez home run, but limped to the dugout. Aaron Hicks—who’s dealing with shoulder inflammation and had the day off—took over in the outfield in the bottom half of the inning.

We’ll have more on this as the situation develops. For now, I have two quick points:

  1. It’s unreal how this keeps happening. Just when you thought the team was getting healthy, Maybin apparently gets hurt. As John said in the PSA offices, it’s like the Yankees play on Vormir—a soul for a soul.
  2. These roster crunches sort themselves out, don’t they? Just 24 hours ago we were worried about how the Yankees could keep Maybin aorund. So much for our plans.

Update (10:32 PM): Maybin will indeed head to the injured list, and it sounds like it will be a lengthy sigh.

Sigh. Get well soon Cam.