Maybin, Friars Agree to Extension
Good news for Friar fans tired of seeing their favorite players depart via free agency or dealt before reaching UFA status. Per Dan Hayes of the North County Times The Padres are expected to announce later today that they’ve agree to terms on a multi-year extension with CF Cameron Maybin. The deal is reported to be a five-year extension worth $25 million and carries with it an option year valued at between $7 million – $8 million.
This extension locks Maybin up for his final pre-arbitration year, all three arbitration seasons and will buy out at least one year of free agency; two if the option is exercised.
The deal is similar to the one the Josh Byrnes, while GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks, signed CF Chris Young to. Young’s contract was also for five years and was valued at $28 million.
Maybin had a breakthrough season with the Friars after coming over from Florida last winter in a deal for relievers Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica. The soon-to-be 25 year-old posted a triple slash line of .264/.323/.393 and recorded the Major’s third highest UZR among CF according to Fan Graphs with a 9.5 UZR.
Forsythe Injures Foot
In other news, IF Logan Forsythe is expected to miss 2 – 8 weeks after injuring the sesamoid bone in his left foot. The injury will likely put Forsythe behind Everth Cabrera and Andy Parrino in the competition for the utility IF spot on the 25-man roster. Forsythe will not be able to get game experience at SS; a must given his relative inexperience at the position in the pros.
Hopefully Forsythe recovers both fully and quickly.