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Cameron Maybin out 2-4 Weeks with Knee Injury

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 19, 2017

Los Angeles Angels' Cameron Maybin, center, is helped off the field after being injured sliding into second during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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The Los Angeles Angels announced outfielder Cameron Maybin suffered a Grade 1 right MCL sprain during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals.

The Angels stated the "generic timetable" for return from such an injury is two to four weeks.

Maria Guardado of MLB.com noted Maybin "immediately motioned for the team trainer and had to be helped off the field" after an awkward slide into second base on a stolen base attempt in the bottom of the first inning.

Maybin is slashing .236/.340/.366 with six home runs, 21 RBI and an American League-best 25 steals in his first season with the Angels. He posted a .315/.383/.418 slash line in 94 games for the Detroit Tigers in 2016.

Maybin has played all three outfield spots this year, though he's spent the majority of his time in center and left. Superstar center fielder Mike Trout returned from a thumb injury on Friday, though, and Los Angeles will likely rely on Ben Revere and Nick Franklin in left. Revere took Maybin's place Tuesday, when Franklin made his fifth straight start at second base.

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