Maybin gets a $3.25 million guarantee plus incentives on the one-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. He’ll be wearing uniform No. 1 this season, the team has confirmed.
This will not be Maybin’s first go-around with the Marlins. He came to Florida in 2007 in the deal that sent Miguel Cabrera to Detroit, a deal many Marlins fans still have nightmares about.
Maybin originally spent three seasons with the Marlins at the beginning of his career and wasn’t much of an impact only playing in 144 games over three years while sporting a .257/.323/.391 slash line.
Most recently, the outfielder began the 2017 season with the Los Angeles Angels but was then traded to the Houston Astros where he won the World Series. He was not a major contributor to the title victory, but he still has a ring to show for.
In his 450 plate appearances last season split between Los Angeles and Houston, Maybin put up an unimpressive .228/.318/.365 slash line, but he did steal 33 bases. It was a rough year for him considering his solid 2016 campaign.
The outfielder has reportedly already arrived to Marlins spring training camp, so it is a good sign that he is ready to get things going and try to rebound to his dominant 2016 form.
Maybin will be a great veteran presence in the outfield, which could turn out to be a low risk/high reward move for Miami. Who knows, if he has a breakout first half, the Marlins might even be able to flip him to a contender for some prospects at the trade deadline.
Because the Fish had an opening on their 40-man roster, there’s no corresponding move.