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Robinson called up as Maybin lands on DL

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels placed outfielder Cameron Maybin on the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of outfielder Shane Robinson from Triple-A Salt Lake before their series finale against the Nationals on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Maybin sustained a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee while sliding feet-first on an attempt to steal during the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss. The club said Maybin will miss two to four weeks.

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels placed outfielder Cameron Maybin on the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of outfielder Shane Robinson from Triple-A Salt Lake before their series finale against the Nationals on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Maybin sustained a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his right knee while sliding feet-first on an attempt to steal during the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss. The club said Maybin will miss two to four weeks.

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"You never want to see a teammate go down," said Ben Revere, who replaced Maybin in left field following the injury. "It's tough to see that. Hopefully, he heals quickly. He's definitely one of the main troops for this team."

With Maybin out, manager Mike Scioscia said the club's plan is to platoon Robinson and Revere in left field, but Robinson started in right on Wednesday while Kole Calhoun got a breather.

"Shane is a really good defender," Scioscia said. "[He's] got some experience, and hopefully, he'll make the most of whatever opportunity he gets."

"I'm just here to do anything I can to help the team win," Revere said.

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Meyer recalled; Paredes optioned

The Angels recalled right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer from Salt Lake ahead of his start Wednesday against the Nationals. Right-hander Eduardo Paredes was optioned to the Bees in a corresponding move.

Meyer (3-5, 4.18 ERA) was sent down ahead of the All-Star break to "tighten some things up a little bit," per Scioscia.

Paredes appeared in two games for the Angels, posting a 3.86 ERA across 4 2/3 innings in relief.

Worth noting

• Left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs said he will join Salt Lake on Friday and pitch on Saturday and next Thursday, before hopefully returning to the Angels.

Skaggs threw 3 2/3 innings during an outing with the Arizona League Angels on Monday in his first rehab start since the landing on the DL with a right oblique strain April 29.

Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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