Former Detroit Tigers first-round pick Cameron Maybin has called it a career after 15 major league seasons. Maybin made the announcement on Twitter.
The three time Detroit Tigers outfielder was beloved by the fans
The tenth overall selection in the 2005 MLB draft out of high school, the now 34-year-old Maybin played for ten different teams, including a few go-arounds in the Motor City.
Detroit Tigers fans will remember Maybin for a few reasons. One of which is the then 20-year-old’s first career home run off Roger Clemens (which Maybin mentions above in his retirement post), and another being he was one of the six players sent to Florida from Detroit in the trade that brought Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Tigers.
The Asheville, North Carolina native, finishes his career with a 13.5 WAR, and a World Series ring as a member of the 2017 Houston Astros. Other career highlights include three seasons in the top ten in stolen bases, including a career high 40 in 2011, and two player of the week honors.
Former teammates have responded to the news with positive messages and congratulations. Derek Holland responded to Maybin’s tweet, saying, “Congrats on a great career and achieving what you set out to achieve from day one. A great teammate and a great friend. Enjoy retirement brother!!!”
Maybin has been giving back to the game off the field as well with The Players Alliance. As stated on the organization’s website, the Alliance’s mission statement is “To create an inclusive culture within baseball and the community, where differences are leveraged to elevate racial equality and provide greater opportunities for the Black community, both in our game and the places we live in, play in, and care about most.”
Maybin mentions in his above tweet that he will continue to be involved in this important cause, along with the 150 current and former Major Leaguer currently involved.
We here at Motor City Bengals wish Cameron all the best in his future endeavors.