MLB Trade Rumors: Cameron Maybin Drawing Interest from Yankees, Mariners, MoreJuly 31, 2018
The Miami Marlins are receiving interest in veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners, Fancred's Jon Heyman reported Monday.
Maybin is batting .249 with three home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases in 98 games this season.
The 31-year-old's trade value has surged recently based on his hot July. He's batting .303 with a .439 slugging percentage this month.
The fact Maybin is on anybody's radar speaks somewhat to the dearth of proven outfield options on the market. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick also outlined the issues regarding the best names available:
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
The #Indians want to upgrade in CF, but it's a thin market. Adam Jones is most likely staying put. Leonys Martin is out there, but he's had hamstring issues and struggles vs. lefties. Billy Hamilton is hitting .227, and the #Reds never seem interested in discussing him anyway.
Even if his offense regresses to pre-July levels, Maybin's defense would make him a worthwhile addition for a playoff contender. Among outfielders who logged at least 500 innings, he's tied for 15th in ultimate zone rating (4.7) and tied for 13th in defensive runs saved (eight), per FanGraphs.
The MLB non-waiver trade deadline passes at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, so the Marlins don't have much time to make a final decision on Maybin, who becomes a free agent in the offseason.