"I can still hit, but [batting practice] isn't like the game, and I was in some pain [during BP]," Maybin said. "It'll be smart to get a picture. I wanted to play through it, but I don't know if I can, as bad as I want to.
"It's annoying. We're having a good year, playing good and sometimes it happens when you're playing hard. Sometimes you have things pop up. That's the only thing I am OK with. It all still happened on the field. But you've just got to kind of keep going, man, and be there for my guys."
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has this issue to add to the fact that third baseman Nick Castellanos is out indefinitely because of a broken bone in his left hand and starter Jordan Zimmermann is on the DL because of a neck injury.
"There's not much we can do about it," Ausmus said of Maybin's injury. "Just take another picture and see if there was something that was missed in the first round of tests."
Ausmus was asked whether the growing number of injuries is disheartening, but he said there's only one way to deal with this type of adversity -- just wait it out.
"I really don't concern myself with it," Ausmus said. "They're not there. They can't play. I don't concern myself with it. I hope they get better quickly."
Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.