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.