Maybin still out with a left cornea abrasion
PHILADELPHIA -- Cameron Maybin has enjoyed one of the healthiest and most productive seasons of his career. But the Braves' center fielder is now facing the possibility of being sidelined for a week with a left cornea abrasion that was diagnosed on Saturday.
When Maybin was re-evaluated on Tuesday, he learned that he was still at least a few days away from being cleared to play again. There is a chance that he could return at some point during this weekend's four-game series against the Mets. But a definitive timetable has not been revealed.
"[Maybin] saw the doctor today and it's going to be a couple more days," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on Tuesday. "He's got some stuff there."
Maybin has batted .268 with a career-high 10 homers in 124 games this season. After combining to play 109 games in 2013 and '14, he went through this season encouraged that he had avoided any significant injuries. Thus, it goes without saying that he has been frustrated by this ailment that might have been a product of a contact lens.
This development regarding Maybin provided the Braves more reason to feel good about the decision they made late Monday night to recall Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Gwinnett to provide outfield depth for the remainder of this season.
"[Cunningham] is such a great defender and you can use him as a baserunner," Gonzalez said. "Hopefully, Maybin comes back in a couple days."
Along with recalling Cunningham, the Braves also promoted Ryan Weber from Gwinnett's roster. Weber made his Major League debut and went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in Tuesday night's 5-0 loss against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Weber is also slated to pitch Sunday's series finale against the Mets at Turner Field.
Weber's presence allows the Braves a chance to keep Matt Wisler in the bullpen throughout the remainder of this week. This will give Wisler more time to make some adjustments before likely rejoining the rotation later this month.