New York Yankees: Cameron Maybin Begins Rehab With A Bang

New York Yankees, Cameron Maybin
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New York Yankees outfielder Cameron Maybin began his rehab assignment on Tuesday, and he got it off with a bang. He went 4-for-5 with a home run and a double. His home run was a solo shot.

On Wednesday, he went 0-for-2 but drew a walk before being removed. He led off in both games.

Because of the severity of his calf strain, Maybin will likely be in rehab for a bit longer before getting called up. But the question is, will Maybin be done in pinstripes?



A Tough Decision Looms

Mike Tauchman has been red hot. His average is around .270 and sits at about .400 since he was called up again. He is relatively fast and also has a solid glove and is proving to be an overall better option than Frazier.

But do the Yankees send Tauchman down when Maybin is ready? Or do they try and find a way to hold onto Maybin and keep Tauchman in the MLB?

I think that the Yankees should keep Tauchman in the majors and DFA Maybin. I really like Maybin, but Tauchman is playing great and by the looks of it, the scouting department has found another diamond in the rough.

By DFA’ing Maybin, you still technically have a shot at retaining him, but the chances are that he will be claimed very quickly.

Another potential option could be to try and involve Maybin in a trade package for pitching in a hope to possibly hold onto prospects like Clint Frazier of Deivi Garcia.

Or, the Yankees could just try to have 13 position players again and have only 12 pitchers.

Once Maybin is completely ready, the Yankees will be forced to make more tough decisions.