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Angels’ Cameron Maybin out 2-4 weeks with MCL sprain

The Angels’ speedster is headed to the DL.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 right MCL sprain and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, according to the team.

Maybin slid awkwardly into second base on a stolen base attempt in last night’s 4-3 loss to the Nationals. Catcher Matt Wieters seemed to have Maybin dead in his tracks at second, and Maybin twisted his knee as he tried to adjust his slide at the last minute. He was originally called safe on the play, but a challenge overturned the call.

Maybin immediately signaled for the trainer on the slide, and after he was called out on the steal attempt, he was out of the game.

The Angels just welcomed back superstar Mike Trout, so the outfield won’t be decimated due to Maybin’s injury. Ben Revere replaced him in last night’s game and will likely receive more playing time in Maybin’s absence.

Maybin is batting .236 this season with an OPS of .706. His 25 steals are fourth-best in baseball.