Maybin makes the catch, but the Padres can't catch a break with their CFer...
Yesterday Padres CFer Cameron Maybin pulled off a spectacular diving catch on a ball in RF, I say RF since the RFer could have camped under this ball rendering this a non-issue, and in doing so ruptured his bicep. He is out likely until the Allstar break making this a huge hit for the team.
While hustle, grit, and going 100% full tilt is admirable, it's really not a good idea first week of Spring Training when you're starting to get your body back in game playing shape...You might break ! I can't think of a single reason for any player to sell out at this point in the brand new season. You must be smarted than this and know when to pull up, and no I'm not advocating jakeing it....ever....This is Spring Training, and the beginning of it, What the hell were you thinking Cam ?
Shame on you !
"PEORIA, Ariz. -- Outfielder Cameron Maybin will miss approximately two to three months after an MRI on Monday revealed that he has a ruptured left biceps tendon.
Maybin suffered the injury making a diving catch Sunday in a game against the Dodgers. The Padres were relieved to hear that he suffered no damage to the shoulder capsule or rotator cuff.
Maybin, who missed all but 14 games in 2013 due to injuries, robbed the Dodgers' Juan Uribe of extra bases in the fourth inning of a game in Glendale, racing from center to right for a catch. But between pitches to the next batter, Maybin dropped his glove and was in obvious pain.
"When he landed, it jarred the shoulder and did damage to the biceps tendon," said Padres manager Bud Black.
Maybin won't return to the Padres' complex in Peoria until Wednesday at the earliest, as he was headed to North Carolina on Monday afternoon because of a death in the family.
Black was asked if Maybin should have been more cautious, especially in an exhibition game.
"The thing about a play like that ... you can't play at a lesser level, you've got to play a Spring Training game like a regular-season game," Black said. "You have seen players [in spring] play hard. Cam is a guy who plays the game like it's meant to be played."
The injury came a day after Maybin hit his first home run of the spring."
This should provide an opportunity for guys like Venable, Denorfia, Blanks and a few others to try and take advantage of. Maybin hasn't exactly been a pillar of health since arriving in San Diego, so there is no reason to think he ever will be even if the Padres forked over big $$$ to him.
Good luck in the battle for CF guys...
Play Ball !!
T.Pichierri - Planet Padres Writer