Yankees News: Cameron Maybin Placed on 10-Day IL with Calf Injury

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2019

New York Yankees left fielder Cameron Maybin catches a fly ball by Houston Astros' Yordan Alvarez dduring the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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The New York Yankees placed outfielder Cameron Maybin on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained calf.

Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Maybin "felt a pop" in his calf, and the team expects him to miss an extended period. Bob Nightengale of USA Today noted Maybin will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

The 32-year-old has been a much-needed surprise for the battered Yankees this season. He's hitting .314/.391/.500 with five home runs and 14 runs batted in through 42 games, helping make up for the absences of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

The returns of Stanton and Judge left Maybin's roster spot in a little bit of jeopardy, but the Yankees chose to retain him before Friday's game. 

"Nothing I can do or worry about except for playing baseball," Maybin told reporters before the injury. "Things will shake out as they shake out, and I’m OK with it."

The Yankees are bringing Judge and Stanton along slowly in their rehabs, so Maybin was slated to continue getting some playing time when they sat out. It's unclear if the Yankees will look to bring in another position player or recall Nestor Cortes Jr., who was sent down to clear room for Judge.