Detroit Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin has been fighting through some injuries this year. Most recently, Maybin was sidelined with a thumb sprain which he appeared to aggravate during the 5th inning against the Chicago White Sox.
Maybin was stealing 2nd base and slid head first to beat the throw. He ended up beating the throw from the catcher, but, used his left hand to reach for the bag. The collision with the bag or the knee of the second baseman caused enough pain to remove him from the game.
Maybin (unnecessarily) slides into 2B on Ball 4, and appears to have hurt his wrist. He's coming out, and Collins will replace.
— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 30, 2016
Tigers CF Cameron Maybin slid into second base and came up holding his left hand. Already playing with injured thumb. Exiting the game.
— Katie Strang (@KatieJStrang) August 30, 2016
I'm suddenly sick to my stomach watching that head first slide take Maybin out of the game and perhaps the #Tigers lineup.
— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) August 30, 2016
POST UPDATE: The Tigers officially announced Maybin’s status at approximately 9:45 PM via Twitter.
Cameron Maybin left tonight's game with a left thumb contusion. X-rays were negative and he is day to day.
— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 30, 2016