Tigers lose Cameron Maybin for 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

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Tigers center fielder was hit on the left wrist by a pitch Wednesday and the team just announced that he’s been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture, which carries a 4-6 week recovery timetable.

That almost surely means Maybin will begin the season on the disabled list and Anthony Gose will once again be the Opening Day center fielder. Maybin was acquired from the Braves in November to take that job and push Gose into a part-time role, but it’s possible he’ll be out until May.

Last season Maybin hit .267 with 10 homers and a .697 OPS in 141 games for the Braves, and the Tigers were counting on his speed and defense to make a positive impact as well.