Roster Move: Cubs trade veteran outfielder to Mets


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Maybin was a well-liked player during his time in Chicago (Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports)
Maybin was a well-liked player during his time in Chicago (Joe Camporeale - USA Today Sports)

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 18, 2021 – The New York Mets have announced today that the team has acquired minor league outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash considerations. Maybin has been assigned to the Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse.

The 14-year major league veteran and 2017 World Series champion ranks 11th among active players with 186 career stolen bases. He has posted a career slashline of .256/.324/.376 for Detroit (2007, 2016, 2020), Florida/Miami (2008-2010, 2018), San Diego (2011-2014), Atlanta (2015), Los Angeles-AL (2017), Houston (2017), Seattle (2018), New York-AL (2019) and Chicago-NL (2020). Maybin was originally the Tigers’ first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

Maybin, 34, has played in 10 games for Iowa (AAA) this season and split last season between Detroit and Chicago (NL). He’s currently batting .103 (4-39) with one double, one home run, three RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base.

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