When Cameron Maybin's Yankees days are counted, he goes out with a bang.
The journeyman's outfielder, who may be cast aside when Aaron Judge returns from the list of casualties, is hunted for the third game in a row. In Yankees 3-0 shutout against the Rays in the stadium.
Maybin went 3-on-3, scoring two goals and scoring multiple goals in five of his last eight games to raise his batting average to .299.  "He was a really good player and another guy who got in here and fit in, chattered, influenced the room, and then his performance speaks for itself between the lines of what he has brought," said manager Aaron Boone. "The flexibility of playing in the outfield, the speed he brings to the basics, the energy with which he plays the game, and brings it to the game table every night. We have seen in recent days how power came into play. He was really good for us ̵
Still, it may not be enough for him to keep a duty station seat. The Yankees sent outfield fielder Mike Tauchman to Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Monday night to make room on the squad for Giancarlo Stanton (left calf). The judge (biased left) may be back at the weekend, which is likely to mark the end of 32-year-old Maybin, unless the Yankees want to take five outfielders and go 12 instead of the 13 they normally have.
Whatever happened, it was a valuable piece helping the Yankees overcome Judge and Stanton's injuries. He was taken over by the Indians on 25th April for financial reasons and has cut .299 / .375 / .467 with .842 OPS in 38 games.
"One of the coolest and most positive teammates I've ever had," said Luke Voit. "He knows the situation and you can not say it, he raked recently, he's a great player, you realize he's played in the big leagues for a long time."