Cameron Maybin will turn 32 soon, and is still without a contract. Maybin spent time with the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners in 2018, and posted a .249/.326/.336 slash line in 129 games. He hit four homers, and stole 10 bases in 15 attempts.
Maybin makes sense as an extra outfielder because he still has tremendous speed, and can handle all three outfield positions defensively.
Maybin has never signed a Minor League contract in his career. He took a one-year deal worth $3.25 million from the Marlins last year, but he was coming off a season in which he blasted 10 homers and stole 33 bases. Maybin didn’t produce nearly that much last year.
He’s been on four teams in two seasons, and may have to take a Minor League deal if he wants to find a Major League team for 2019. He makes sense as a defensive replacement / pinch runner for a contending team, and the Milwaukee Brewers could use his glove and his speed off the bench. The Brewers have speed in their day-to-day lineup, but they don’t have nearly as much on their bench.
If Maybin is willing to bet on himself, wait for an opportunity, and then capitalize with eyes on hitting the open market after next season, the Milwaukee Brewers could provide the chance that he’s looking for.