Additional Roster Moves: The Yankees have acquired OF Cameron Maybin from Cleveland for cash considerations. He was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the 25-man roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Luis Severino was transferred to the 60-day IL.
After placing Clint Frazier on the IL Wednesday, the Yankees acquired Maybin who was in Triple-A with Cleveland. The team is in desperate need of outfield depth and Maybin can play all three outfield positions. There were reports that the Yanks were interested in Maybin back in March after Hicks went down.
Maybin played 129 games in 2018 for the Marlins and Mariners, posting a sub par .662 OPS. So far this year he’s hitting .216 in 51 Triple-A at bats.
The Yankees had to do something. Their outfield is decimated, now having lost four of their top five outfielders. Additionally, Gardner and Tauchman are the only “true” outfielders on the roster, so Maybin will be able to spell Wade, who was actually pretty solid in the outfield.
Maybin will fit in perfectly with the ragtag replacement Yankees, who are seemingly banding together on this West Coast trip.
If you’re worried why Severino was moved to the 60-day IL, don’t be. It is retroactive to March 25. We’re still waiting on an actual timetable for Sevy, but July seems like a safe bet at this point.
On the bright side, Maybin is active on Twitter. Wait till #YankeesTwitter gets a hold of him.