The Yankees have placed OF Cameron Maybin on the 10-day Injured List with a Grade 2 left calf strain, the team announced on Sunday. The move is retroactive to June 22.
Manager Aaron Boone said after the game Friday night that Maybin had to leave early that the veteran outfielder "felt a pot" in his calf as he rounded the bases following a Gary Sanchez home run. As he made his way to the dugout, he was visibly limping.
This is a tough blow for Maybin, who has been wonderful for the Yankees since coming on mid-season. He is slashing .314/.391/.500 with five homers, 14 RBI and seven doubles over 42 games this season. He played a vital role in providing quality outfield depth when Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton were all on the IL.
With those three starters back, losing Maybin isn't too big of a loss for the Yanks. But fans will hope he can return soon given his success this season.
The corresponding move for Maybin was LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. coming right back up to the big club from Triple-A. The Yankees had just sent him down after Judge was officially activated this weekend.