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Maybin's left knee progressing well

SAN DIEGO -- Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin is progressing well in his rehab from the damage to his posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He ran for the first time since he injured the knee after landing on it while attempting to catch a fly ball on June 9.

Maybin has been doing some upper-body workouts almost every day while mixing in lower-body routines three to four times a week.

"I've been able to get some good work in, and I've still been able to hit and swing the bat, which has been a good thing," Maybin said.

Maybin has spent time doing agility exercises in the training room and cardio on the bike, and his wrist finally feels good. He had missed 45 games earlier this season with a right wrist impingement before the PCL injury sidelined him again.

He returned for a four-game series against the Rockies in June, and went 5-for-18 with a home run, four RBIs and four stolen bases before suffering the latest setback in the 26-year-old's career.

"With a ligament tear, there's certain protocol," Maybin said. "Just trying to do what they tell me to do and just take everything in stride."

It's still early, but manager Bud Black said the signs he's seen from Maybin have been encouraging.

"The little steps that he's taking are good signs," Black said. "But, he's still a ways away from ramping up the baseball activities."

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for
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