Sat, 27 Jul 2013 11:41:48 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios appears to be the No. 1 target on the Texas Rangers' wish list but talks between the two sides are reportedly "not close." The Rangers are expected to wait and see if other big-name hitters become available via trade, such as Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence or Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista. Texas has also shown interest in Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano, New York Mets OF Marlon Byrd and San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:57:02 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 10, with a left knee sprain. The Padres have recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Tucson.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear how long Maybin will be out, but a knee sprain may require more than the minimum stay. Decker, 23, would be making his major league debut with his first appearance and is one of the club's better prospects, although he's not necessarily in line for much PT at this point. Chris Denorfia should have deep mixed league value for a stretch again.
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:48:50 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (knee) hurt one of his knees on an attempt to make a diving catch on Sunday, June 9, against the Colorado Rockies. It's unclear which knee he injured.
Fantasy Tip: Great. Maybin just returned from a wrist injury and was making up for lost time on the base paths. Hopefully it's not serious. Chris Denorfia would regain some fantasy value if Maybin were to miss time.
Wed, 29 May 2013 21:17:36 -0700
Once San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) is able to return from the 15-day disabled list, OF Carlos Quentin is expected to start as often as possible in left field, with OFs Chris Denorfia and Will Venable platooning in right field.
Wed, 22 May 2013 16:27:24 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) and 2B Logan Forsythe (foot) will play in rehab games Friday, May 24, in Arizona.
Fantasy Tip: Forsythe probably won't get much playing time in San Diego when he's healthy since he's blocked at third base and second base. Maybin, on the other hand, should return to starting duties in center field, pushing Chris Denorfia back to a platoon in right field. Maybin, although he's disappointed with the bat since moving to San Diego, will remain a decent source of steals in deep mixed leagues.
Mon, 06 May 2013 16:32:36 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) is 10 to 14 days away from resuming baseball activities, and swinging a bat will be the biggest hurdle for him to get past.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin will likely be back in June, and that's assuming he doesn't need surgery to fix his wrist injury. He shouldn't be owned in mixed universes unless you're using him for one of your DL spots. Chris Denorfia has excelled in full-time duty in center field, and he's a nice stolen base threat in deep mixed formats.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:31:33 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) had a cortisone injection in his right wrist Monday, April 22, and he's still wearing a splint. He'll wait to see how his wrist responds before testing it.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin's wrist injury seems quite serious, and it would be a surprise to see him back when eligible to return from the disabled list. In the meantime, Chris Denorfia is seeing regular playing time in center field and is making the most of it. At the very least, Denorfia should be owned in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:32:11 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist), who is dealing with a right wrist impingement, is in a split that he'll wear for the next week.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin's injury could take a while for him to recover from. Chris Denorfia has moved over to center field, and Kyle Blanks, along with Jesus Guzman will benefit from increased playing time. The oft-injured Blanks has teased with his power profile before but hasn't been able to stay healthy to deliver. He's had trouble with breaking pitches in the past, too, but should be owned in NL-only formats now that he's back in the bigs and healthy.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:11:46 -0700
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.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:17:07 -0800
San Diego Padres OFs Chris Denorfia and Will Venable are expected to platoon in right field this year. Denorfia had a slash line of .337/.390/.500 with four homers and 22 RBIs in 178 at-bats against left-handed pitchers last year and Venable had a slash line of .270/.339/.400 with eight of his nine home runs in 353 at-bats against righties.