The Miami Marlins have signed outfielder Cameron Maybin to a one-year deal according to Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel. FanRag’s Jon Heyman reports it’s is worth $3.25 million and includes incentives as well.
Maybin spent the 2017 season with the Angels and the World Champion Astros, producing a disappointing .228/.318/.365 line with 10 homers, 35 RBIs, and 20 doubles in 114 games. The speedy outfielder also successfully stole 33 bags in 41 attempts.
Maybin, who will turn 31 in April, should come into Marlins camp as the starting left or center fielder. In an offseason that saw the Marlins dismantle the roster in trading all three starting outfielders, the Fish were previously looking at prospects Lewis Brinson or Magneuris Sierra to potentially fill those positions.
For the Marlins, this moves comes at a time where they were simply looking for MLB talent to fill the roster. The club obviously faces incredibly low expectations, so Maybin will look to produce near the top of the lineup, and could eventually see himself as trade bait. For now, expect Maybin to be a regular in a less than stellar Marlins lineup.