The New York Mets have traded for Chicago Cubs outfielder Cameron Maybin, according to multiple reports. Maybin recently played for the Cubs’ Triple-A team in Iowa and will be joining New York as outfield depth. The Mets will be Maybin’s 10 MLB team, but he will first be assigned to Triple-A Syracuse.
This move obviously makes a lot of sense for New York as the team’s outfield depth is wrecked by injuries. Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Pillar, Albert Almora Jr., and Jeff McNeil are all currently on the IL. The only outfielders the Mets have available right now are Dominic Smith and rookies Johneshwy Fargas, Jake Hager, and Khalil Lee. Not good.
Last season between Detroit and Chicago, Cameron Maybin had a slash line of .247/.307/.387 with only 1 HR and 7 RBIs. However, two seasons ago with the Yankees, he arguably the best season of his career hitting .285/.364/.494 with 11 HRs and 32 RBIs through 82 games. Mets fans shouldn’t expect much from Maybin, but the Mets need all the help they can currently get.