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Padres | Cameron Maybin headed to DL?

San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) may be the likeliest candidate to be replaced on the roster when the Padres activate 3B Chase Headley (thumb) from the disabled list sometime in the next few days, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. OF Carlos Quentin is serving an eight-game suspension, forcing the club to play with only 24 players. 2B/3B Jedd Gyorko is expected to move to second base. INF/OF Alexi Amarista is unlikely to be demoted because he'd be the team's only backup infielder, and he's hot. 1B/OF Mark Kotsay (hamstring) has a mild hamstring strain but can play through it. Maybin is hitting .091 and was a late scratch from the Friars' game on Tuesday, April 16, because of pain in his right wrist, an injury that has bothered him for parts of the last two campaigns.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin has tended to be a streaky hitter, but this might also help to explain his slow start. It's unclear how long he'd be sidelined if he did hit the DL, but it'd obviously be for at least two weeks from today. Stay tuned. Chris Denorfia or Kyle Blanks would be the likeliest beneficiaries in terms of PT, and either would deserve consideration in NL-only formats as well as select deep mixed leagues, depending on his PT. Maybin was also bothered by back pain recently but has played since.

2013-04-17 11:11:46 | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Bill Center

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