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Maybin, Ziegler being discussed with Yankees

No surprise to see the Marlins considering another deal(s) with a team whose farm system they know so well.

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A couple deadline days developments, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

The possibility of Cameron Maybin going to the Yankees fits on a variety of levels. Since Lewis Brinson’s hip injury made him the Marlins’ primary center fielder in early July, he has slashed .333/.471/.463. That has improved his 2018 season line to .251/.338/.343 after some early struggles. Maybin grades out as average or slightly above at all three outfield positions.

Star slugger Aaron Judge is currently on the disabled list with a wrist fracture, but expected back in late August. In the meantime, the Yankees have significant ground to make up in their race for the AL East title. Maybin represents a clear improvement over Shane Robinson, who’s currently on their active roster.

Ziegler, however, has numerous other suitors:

MLB.com’s Jon Morosi indicated at one point late Monday night that the 38-year-old was “close” to going to the Cubs before walking that back a bit.

Both Maybin and Ziegler will be free agents this offseason, leaving the Marlins little motivation to hold onto them down the stretch when additional prospects could be had.