Cameron Maybin Injury: Updates on Tigers OF's Thumb and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

Detroit Tigers' Cameron Maybin bats against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin had been dealing with a thumb injury that forced him to the disabled list on Aug. 10, but he is ready to return to action. 

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Maybin Activated, in the Lineup vs. Red Sox

Sunday, Aug. 21

The Tigers announced Maybin's return from the disabled list and later confirmed he will bat second and play center field against Boston.

Maybin DL Details Announced

Wednesday, Aug. 10

The Tigers announced Maybin's DL stint will be retroactive to Aug. 4 as he recovers from a Grade 2 left thumb sprain.

Maybin Scheduled for CT Scan

Monday, Aug. 8

Woodbery, who noted Maybin’s thumb was "still giving him problems," reported the outfielder will undergo a CT scan Tuesday morning. Maybin did take batting practice before Monday’s game, but his thumb was wrapped, according to Woodbery.

Maybin hasn't played since Detroit's Aug. 3 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Maybin Has Struggled with Injuries in '16

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Maybin didn't make his debut this season until May 16 because of a wrist injury and has appeared in only 63 contests. However, he has been an important part of Detroit’s lineup when healthy and is slashing .325/.394/.398 with two home runs, 29 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

Maybin set career highs with 10 homers and 59 RBI for the Atlanta Braves last season and stole 40 bases for the San Diego Padres in 2011.

While he's posted impressive offensive numbers for the Tigers in limited action this season, he has struggled to replicate his past effectiveness in the field. He is responsible for minus-11 total defensive runs saved above average in center field this year after posting a minus-16 mark last year, per FanGraphs. For context, he was plus-14 in 2011.

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