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Yanks put Maybin on IL with left calf strain

@BryanHoch
June 23, 2019

Prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, the Yankees put Cameron Maybin on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. The move is retroactive to Saturday. In a corresponding move, left-hander Nester Cortes, who was optioned on Thursday, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. According to Yankees manager Aaron

Prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, the Yankees put Cameron Maybin on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. The move is retroactive to Saturday. In a corresponding move, left-hander Nester Cortes, who was optioned on Thursday, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Maybin felt tightness in his left calf while chasing Myles Straw's third-inning double into the left-field corner during Friday's win. The strain occurred as he was running the bases on Gary Sanchez's two-run homer later that inning.

"He didn't think that much of it. He just felt a little tight," Boone said. "Then when he was running the bases and got to third, he felt what he called a pop."

Maybin is the fifth Yankee to deal with a calf injury this season, joining Sanchez, Kendrys Morales, Giancarlo Stanton and Troy Tulowitzki.

"My initial thought is it's mostly coincidental and these things just kind of happen sometimes," Boone said. "But it is something that we're constantly trying to get better at."

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and Facebook.