Cubs trade for veteran outfielder


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Maybin will provide more outfield depth for Cubs (Raj Mehta - USA Today Sports)
Maybin will provide more outfield depth for Cubs (Raj Mehta - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs are making several moves to bolster their team for the stretch run.

Right at the deadline, the Cubs traded for Detriot outfielder Cameron Maybin for minor leaguer Zack Short.

Short is regarded as the Cubs' No. 21 prospect according to MLB Pipeline.

For the season, Maybin is batting .244 (10-for-41) with a homer, four doubles, and two RBI.

During his 13-year career, he has an average of .256 with 72 homers and 349 RBI.

Solid move by the Cubs as the 33-year-old plays all three outfield positions, hits well, and a good clubhouse presence. He will be a free agent after this season.

The Cubs have certainly bolstered their lineup depth with two veterans Jose Martinez and Cameron Maybin in the last few days.

Maybin was a first round pick back in 2005.

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