Yankees activate Maybin from injured list

July 26th, 2019

BOSTON -- The original plan was for to play nine innings in the outfield for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Instead, 's sore left knee relocated the veteran in front of Fenway Park's Green Monster.

"It's a perfect way to come back; a lot of excitement, a lot of energy," said Maybin, who was activated from his Minor League rehab assignment prior to Friday's game, with left-hander having been optioned to Triple-A. "I feel good. I feel healthy. I'm good to go, ready to go and excited to be back."

Out since June 21 with a left calf strain, Maybin played in three games at Triple-A, going 6-for-13 (.462) with two doubles, a homer, two RBIs and four runs scored. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said there was little hesitation in accelerating Maybin's schedule.

"He's had a lot of at-bats down there, with two DH days and six innings in the outfield," Boone said. "I'm not overly concerned. It would have been another game or two. I feel like physically he's been in a good spot for a few weeks now."

was also considered for the call-up, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Frazier has been hot of late at Triple-A, going 8-for-12 (.666) with a double, three homers and four RBIs over his last three games with the RailRiders.

"Frazier is playing exceptionally well now. He's worked hard on his defense, so he's a legit option, as he has always been," Cashman said. "But to have him up here for a day and then when Maybin is ready to have him spin back around, it doesn't make much sense."

Enter Sandman

The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., will honor former resident 's unanimous selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, celebrating "Mariano Rivera Day" with a parade and by presenting baseball's all-time saves leader with a key to the city.

Fans are invited to line the city streets to celebrate Rivera, with the parade set to begin at 10 a.m. ET. The 1 1/2-mile parade route begins at New Rochelle City Hall, continues to Pelham Road and concludes at Hudson Park. The best viewing spots along the parade route are at North Avenue and Pelham Road and North Avenue at Main Street.

Comeback trail

(right knee sprain) is continuing strength training, though manager Aaron Boone said that the slugger remains unable to resume baseball activities.

"It's the knee, and it's got to respond a certain way," Boone said. "It's important to make sure everything around it is stable and in good shape. I believe early next week he'll start to get on the treadmill, Alter-G and those kinds of things. Hopefully that catapults him into starting to be ready to do some baseball things."

This date in Yankees history

July 26, 1928: Bob Meusel hit for the cycle in a 12-1, 12-inning win at Detroit, with the Yankees scoring 11 runs in the top of the 12th. Meusel became the first player in Major League history to hit for the cycle three times in a career.