Well, the Yankees had just started to get healthy, but it’s 2019–that meant that another injury had to come. This time, unfortunately, it’s fan-favorite Cameron Maybin. He was on base for Gary Sánchez’s monster home run last night, and as he rounded third base, he felt a “pop”, according to Lindsey Adler. Aaron Boone told reporters that the injury was a calf strain and that Maybin will be placed on the IL:
Maybin has hit .314/.391/.500 (139 wRC+) in 133 plate appearances for New York, and his Twitter feed has quickly endeared him to the Yankees faithful. Maybin survived the return of Aaron Judge for one (1) whole day before the injury. Baseball is brutal. It really is.
Now, none of this is official yet, and no word on the replacement, but you have to imagine that it’ll be either Nestor Cortes Jr., who has been quite effective, or Mike Tauchman if the Yankees want to keep the 4-man bench. I’ll update once we get official word.