Detroit Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin will be sidelined for four to six weeks after breaking his left wrist.
Maybin suffered the injury when he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Luis Severino during his side’s 10-9 loss against the New York Yankees in Tampa on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old subsequently underwent a CT scan, which revealed a non-displaced hairline fracture. He will now have his wrist x-rayed in two weeks’ time, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
Maybin has now been ruled out for a majority of spring training and could even miss the Tigers’ first game of the 2016 MLB season against the Miami Marlins on April 5.
Ausmus admitted that Maybin’s injury puts the Tigers in a spot of bother as they don’t have a lot of depth when it comes to centerfielders.
“Behind him, we don’t have a ton of centerfielders,” Ausmus told reporters. “Wynton Bernard can play center but I don’t know if we have a ton of centerfielders that you would consider major league-ready.”