The Mets have traded for veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin, sending cash considerations to the Cubs in return for him, and the team has assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse. With the Mets’ outfield dropping like flies over the past couple of weeks with a variety of injuries, the team’s depth has already been put to the test and thinned out.
After putting together a nice year for the Yankees in 2019 with a .285/.364/.494 line, 11 home runs, 9 stolen bases, and a 127 wRC+ in 269 plate appearances, the 34-year-old Maybin hit .247/.307/.387 with one home run and an 88 wRC+ in the pandemic-shortened season last year, splitting his time between the Tigers and Cubs.
Thus far, Maybin has spent his 2021 season in Triple-A, where the right-handed hitter has hit just .103/.186/.205. Right now, the Mets’ starting outfield consists of Dominic Smith, Joheneshwy Fargas, and Khalil Lee. The team would need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for him if they decide to call him up to their active roster.