Maybin expected to join Tigers on homestand

Maybin expected to join Tigers on homestand

BALTIMORE -- Detroit center fielder Cameron Maybin has not had any setbacks with his broken wrist or sore shoulder, opening the door for him to rejoin the Tigers at some point during their nine-game homestand that begins Monday against the Twins.

Maybin has yet to appear in a game for Detroit this season. The center fielder, who homered Friday for Triple-A Toledo, has appeared in 22 games for the Mud Hens and is batting .198 with a pair of homers and 11 RBIs. He also has four stolen bases.

When asked whether it was conceivable that Maybin could return during the homestand, manager Brad Ausmus replied, "Yes. I would say, barring a setback, very likely."

Maybin batted .267 with 10 homers and 59 RBIs in 141 games for the Braves last year. He could provide some added depth to the outfield for the Tigers, who acquired Maybin from Atlanta for left-handers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier in November.

It will be a homecoming for Maybin when he officially comes off the DL. He was originally drafted by the Tigers in the first round (No. 10 overall) of the 2005 Draft. Maybin was traded to the Marlins in 2007 as part of a deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to Detroit.

Todd Karpovich is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Tigers on Saturday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.