It's been a tough stretch to say the least for Cameron Maybin of the San Diego Padres.
Maybin, who played at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, N.C., will be out 2-3 months with a ruptured left biceps tendon in his shoulder. Maybin was injuried on Sunday; he had an MRI on Monday.
Maybin battled the injury bug last season. He started 10 games in center field before going on the disabled list in mid-April with inflammation and an impingement in his right wrist. He returned for 4 games in early June before he tore a posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee diving for a ball.
While rehabbing the knee, Maybin decided to have surgery on the wrist in September as it continued to trouble him. The surgery found loose particles and loose cartilage and a recovery time of 812 weeks was expected.
Maybin only played in 14 games last season for the Padres with a home run and five runs-batted-in with a .157 batting average.
His most productive seasons as a Major Leaguer came in 2011 and 2012.
He hit .264 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs and was the Padres' 2011 nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. Maybin began the 2012 season in a prolonged slump, hitting .212 in the first half of the season, but he rebounded in the second half, batting .283, and finished the year with a .243/.306/.349 batting line and 26 stolen bases.
Maybin and the Padres agreed on a 5 year deal worth $25 million with a club option for a 6th year in March of 2012.
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