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Cameron Maybin placed on IL; Nestor Cortes Jr. recalled

Cameron Maybin has recently cemented himself as a pivotal part to this Yankees offense. Though last weekend, that surge was put to a screeching halt.

Maybin exited Friday night’s game with what has been diagnosed as a strained left calf, and the team has confirmed his trip to the injured list. Retroactive to 6/22, LHP Nestor Cortes Jr. has been recalled in his place.

A limp was first noticed as Maybin was scoring after a 3rd inning HR from Gary Sanchez, when Maybin “felt a pop”. You never want that sensation, let alone in your calf where the injury and pain will linger. It truly is a shame for Hammerin’ Cameron, who as of late was as hot as anyone in this already potent lineup. In his last seven games, he was batting .478 with 4 HR’s and 6 RBI’s.

It is too soon to put a timetable on his return, but given his productivity and veteran presence, you can bet the team is hopeful this won’t be a long stint away. In seven big league appearances, Cortes Jr.  posts a 2-0 record, with a 4.09 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.