On Friday morning, the Yankees reinstated Cameron Maybin from the 10-day injured list from the 10-day injured list. Following last night’s game, they optioned left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
This moves comes a day after Brett Gardner was placed on the 10-day injured list with left knee inflammation.
Maybin has been out since July 22 since he suffered a left calf strain.
The Yankees acquired Maybin in late April, and he has been one of their biggest contributors this season, as he is hitting .314 with a .391 on-base percentage, five home runs, and 14 RBI.
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said this about Maybin in early May, “He’s been big for us. He’s played really well in the field wherever we put him. He’s, I feel, really fit in well in our clubhouse and brought something to our team. I feel like he’s probably a little bit rejuvenated getting this opportunity and playing here. You can tell he’s comfortable and likes being here, and then he’s had really good at-bats for us every single day, and that’s something that’s really impressed me, you know, whether he gets a hit or not or whatever, he’s doing a really good job of making the pitcher work.
“He’s been one of those guys that has allowed us to not only stay afloat here over these last several weeks where we’ve hit some adversity, but he’s had a big hand in us being able to win ballgames regularly.”