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Chicago Cubs News: Cameron Maybin traded to the Mets

The Cubs get cash considerations in return

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs made a deal today, sending outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Mets for cash considerations.

Maybin, 34, joined the Cubs at the August 31 trade deadline last year in a deal with the Tigers for infielder Zack Short. He played 18 games for the Cubs last September, hitting .250/.304/.365. He signed a minor league deal with the Cubs as a free agent this past off-season. Maybin has not played for the major league team in 2021. He spent April at the alternative site and has split his time in May between the traveling “taxi squad” team and the Iowa Cubs. He got off to a slow start with Iowa, hitting only .103/.186/.205 with one home run in ten games.

Maybin has been assigned to the Mets Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse. He’ll look to break into a Mets lineup that currently has five outfielders on their 40-man roster on the injured list.