Padres Agree To Terms With Outfielder Cameron Maybin

PEORIA, AZ – The San Diego Padres today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Cameron Maybin on a contract through the 2016 season with a club option for the 2017 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.

"Cameron has certainly emerged as a core player,” said Byrnes. “During his time with the Padres, he has impressed us with his play and with his character. He has shown us that he is committed to the Padres, and we are happy to secure his rights through 2017."

Maybin, 24, enjoyed a breakout year in his first season with the Padres, establishing new career highs in nearly every offensive category, including games, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI and stolen bases, en route to being unanimously chosen as the Padres 2011 MVP by the San Diego Chapter of the BBWAA. He started 132 games in center field and led the team in runs, triples, stolen bases and multi-hit games.

On the year, he hit .264 (136-for-516) with 24 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs, 40 RBI and 82 runs scored. Maybin also stole 40 bases in 48 attempts, posting an 83.3 percent success rate that ranked 12th in the National League. He was successful in 21 consecutive attempts from May 18-August 8, including stolen bases in a franchise-record six straight games from July 19-24.

Patrolling center field for the Padres, Maybin posted a .901 zone rating that ranked second among all qualifying NL center fielders.

Originally signed by Detroit as the 10th overall selection in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Maybin made his Big League debut with the Tigers in 2007 and was traded to the Marlins prior to the 2008 season. He spent parts of three seasons with the Marlins before being acquired by the Padres in exchange for right-handed pitchers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica on November 13, 2010.

Over parts of five Major League seasons with the Tigers (2007), Marlins (2008-10) and Padres (2011), Maybin has hit .255 (271-for-1064) with 48 doubles, 13 triples, 22 home runs, 85 RBI, 175 runs scored and 59 stolen bases in 305 games.