[UPDATE]: With such a trade becoming official, the Houston Astros have also made a corresponding roster move:
To make room for Maybin on the 40-man roster, the Astros have designated right-handed pitcher Dayan Diaz for assignment.
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The Houston Astros will be acquiring outfielder Cameron Maybin in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. It is also worth noting that this news comes on the heels of the Angels having a deal in place to acquire Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton.
Maybin has been having a dreadful year at the plate, currently owning a slash line of .235/.333/.351 with six home runs, 19 doubles and 22 RBIs over 387 plate appearances. His one saving grace is his speed, as Maybin leads the league with 29 stolen bases.
The Astros will represent Maybin’s fourth team in the last three years and his sixth ball club overall. The 30-year-old was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 10th overall pick of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft. He made his major-league debut in 2007, playing in 24 games and slashing a meager .143/.208/.265 with one home run and two RBIs across 53 trips to the dish. Viewed as a top prospect, Maybin was traded to the Florida Marlins that offseason in a blockbuster deal that landed Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis in Detroit.
Maybin lasted three disappointing years with the Marlins before being dealt to the San Diego Padres in November 2010. After spending four years with the Padres, Maybin was traded again, this time to the Atlanta Braves in a deal for the aforementioned Upton. He then ended up back with the Tigers after the Braves traded him there in November 2015, only to be dealt to Los Angeles one year later.
Maybin owns a career slash line of .256/.323/.370.