SAN DIEGO -- Center fielder Cameron Maybin was a late scratch on Wednesday because of soreness in his right wrist. Jesus Guzman played right field, and Chris Denorfia, originally scheduled to play right, moved to center.
After struggling for much of the first half of the season, Maybin was showing significant signs of life over the past week. He is 7-for-19 in his last five games, including a 3-for-4 showing in Tuesday night's win. The 25-year-old is hitting .221 with four homers in 85 games and is San Diego's leading basestealer, with 17.
According to manager Bud Black, Maybin has been battling some issues with the wrist throughout the season, and felt soreness while taking swings before the game. Black said the Padres will evaluate Maybin on Thursday.
"Cam's been bothered by the wrist. ... We decided to be a little cautious with that. We'll see how it is tomorrow," Black said. "Last couple days, he's feeling it a little bit, little sore, and I just thought, 'Let's get him out of there, get him some more treatment.'"
Black said that X-rays have been taken of the wrist, though nothing appeared that was significant enough to keep Maybin out of the lineup.
"There's some action in there, but he plays with discomfort like a lot of players: You tape it up and you go," Black said. "But today there were a couple of swings that got a little tender, so we made the change."