Detroit Tigers Send Outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels
Less than 24 hours after the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in more than 100 years, the Detroit Tigers officially began their offseason by trading outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels.
The 29-year old outfielder had a $9 million contract option for 2017, which the Angels will pick up following the trade.
In return for Maybin, the Tigers will receive minor league right-hander Victor Alcantara, according to ESPN.
Maybin was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers tenth overall in the 2005 MLB Draft. Following stints with the West Michigan Whitecaps, Lakeland Flying Tigers, and Erie Seawolves, Maybe made his Major League Baseball debut with the Tigers on August 17th, 2007, according to Wikipedia.
After spending just one season with the Tigers, Maybin was traded to the Florida Marlins in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to Detroit. Following a couple of seasons with the Marlins, Maybin bounced around to San Diego and Atlanta, before returning to Detroit in 2016.
Maybin is expected to play left field for the Angels, because they already have an All-Star centerfielder in Mike Trout.