The Miami Marlins announced they have signed outfielder Cameron Maybin to a one-year deal.
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Maybin, 30, batted .228 with 10 home runs and 33 stolen bases in 395 plate appearances over 114 games this year for the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros, which acquired him on a waiver claim after the Angels’ acquisition of Justin Upton in a trade made Maybin expendable.
Maybin had two hits and one stolen base in six playoff games for a .375 on-base percentage for the World Series champion Astros last fall. Houston was Maybin’s sixth major league club in less than ten years.
Before the women hit the slopes though, the men’s figure skating free skate will get underway. Combined with the scores from the short program on Thursday, the medal podium might be a bit out of reach for the American competitors. Dubbed the Prince of the Olympics during the broadcast, Adam Rippon had the best performance for Team USA, finishing No. 7 with an 87.95 score. The youngest member (of any sport) for the United States, Vincent Zhou, placed No. 12 (84.53) and Nathan Chen, suffering several falls, finished No. 17 (82.27). The top of the men’s leaderboard includes Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan), Javier Fernandez (Spain), and Shoma Uno (Japan).
For the late-night crowd, Friday’s Olympic action will finish off with the women’s freeski slopestyle event. The United States will have a good chance to snag a medal, with reigning silver medalist Devin Logan returning to the event, along with Maggie Voisin, who qualified for the Sochi Games but had an ankle injury that kept her sidelined.
Obviously as an organization we’re going to suffer a little bit, but we’re still hopeful and optimistic that Forrest can be a big part of our future, general manager Jeff Luhnow said.
Whitley, 20, was the Astros’ first-round pick in 2016 (17th overall). A product of Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Whitley advanced from low-A ball to Double-A last season. He was a combined 5-4 with a 2.83 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 92? innings with three minor league teams last season, including four appearances for Double-A Corpus Christi in which he posted a 1.84 ERA.
Luhnow wouldn’t provide details on what led to the suspension, but he did say Whitley was remorseful and he believes he will learn from his mistake.
On the pitching side I don’t have any concerns, he’s going to continue to develop and this is part of maturity, Luhnow said. When you’re a high school player and you get drafted and you’re a top prospect Womens Zack Kassian Jersey there’s a lot of pressure that goes along with that role. And I don’t know if that had anything to do with this, but there’s a maturation process going from high school and the big leagues and this is one step along the way for him.
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