Former Astros World Series Contributor has Retired
Former Houston Astros outfielder, Cameron Maybin, has retired after 15 seasons in Major League Baseball.
While not remembered solely for his time in southeast Texas, Cameron Maybin was a contributor toward the Houston Astros‘ 2017 World Series. Most fans may remember him stealing a base in the World Series, leading to free tacos from Taco Bell.
On Monday, Maybin announced his retirement on Twitter. The former first-round pick played for 10 teams over 15 seasons, achieving 10 years of service time and a World Series ring in that time.
Maybin came to Houston on Aug. 31, 2017, after being claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. The outfielder became needed depth, while also a threat on the base paths.
The right-hander played in 21 regular-season games, granting him 63 chances at the plate and 134 innings in the field. Maybin slashed .186/.226/.441 in that time, while also stealing four bases on seven attempts.
In the postseason, Maybin appeared in all three series for the Astros. While playing in a total of six games, the right-hander picked up two hits in seven at-bats, scoring two runs and of course stealing one base.
Maybin’s final season was in 2021, after bouncing around systems looking for a chance. The 34-year-old started his third stint with the Detroit Tigers in 2020 but was dealt to the Chicago Cubs, where he signed a minor-league deal to stay for 2021.
In May of that same year, Maybin was sent to the New York Mets for cash considerations, which was later reported as one dollar, to help fill an outfield riddled by injury and health and safety issues.
By the end of the month, Maybin was designated for assignment and never returned to the major leagues. After a long career, the 34-year-old is hanging them up for the final time.