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Maybin will earn a second straight start in center field Sunday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Maybin had been glued to the bench over the past week, but after he went 2-for-3 with a walk, home run and three RBI in Saturday's contest, he'll get the opportunity to stick around in the lineup a little bit longer. Manager Fredi Gonzalez has routinely shuttled Maybin and Eric Young Jr. in and out of the lineup in center field throughout the season, but the inability of either player to get going at the plate has resulted in multiple crests and troughs in at-bats for both players. Maybin appears to be the Braves' guy in center for now, but it may only take a couple 0-fers before Young gets another look.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Friday.

Eric Young gets the start in center field and Maybin will be out of the lineup for the sixth time in seven games. He should not be considered the starter at this point.

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Maybin is not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds.

Thursday's absence marks Maybin's seventh in the team's last nine games. Maybin has hit three home runs in 40 at-bats with his new team, but he's getting on base at a .283 clip and has struck out 13 times. It looks like he will play second fiddle to Eric Young Jr. in center for the foreseeable future.

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Maybin is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals.

Maybin will be held out of the starting lineup for the fourth time in the last five games as his struggles at the plate -- sporting a slash line of just .175/.283/.400 -- continue. Eric Young Jr. will get the start in center field in his place and bat eighth.

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Maybin is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

Maybin will remain out of the lineup for the third straight game - he did log a pinch-hit at-bat Saturday - as the Braves go with a starting outfield of Nick Markakis, Eric Young, Jr., and Kelly Johnson. It's still early in the season, of course, but Maybin is hitting just .135 (5-for-37) with 13 strikeouts.

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Maybin is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Maybin is mysteriously absent for the second straight game, as inconsistent playing time is beginning to become a pattern for the outfielder. Manager Fredi Gonzalez will pencil in Jonny Gomes, Eric Young Jr. and Nick Markakis in the outfield for the Sunday afternoon contest.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Saturday.

There does not seem to be much rhyme or reason to when Maybin gets the day off, as he got the start Friday with a righty on the mound, but that was his only start of the last four games. Eric Young will get the start Saturday in center field, and the unpredictability surrounding Maybin's playing time is making it difficult to rely on him in shallower leagues at the moment.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Thursday.

Maybin and Eric Young (Thursday's starter) have been seeing relatively equal playing time in the early going, making it difficult to use either player in shallower leagues. While Maybin is slashing just .147/.216/.412 through 38 at-bats, his BABIP is just .105, so brighter days should be ahead.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Eric Young Jr. will return to center field and atop the order, pushing Maybin to the bench after five straight starts. While Maybin has gone 3-for-19 in his last five games, two of those three hits have left the park. He may have the leg up for playing time as of now, but Maybin will need to hit and get on base more consistently to hold onto the primary role.

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Maybin hit a solo homer in a 1-for-5 effort against the Mets on Tuesday night.

Leading off with lefty Jon Niese on the mound, Maybin hit his third homer of the season in the seventh inning against the Mets starter. Maybin has struck out 12 times in 34 at-bats this season, but he's offered more pop than expected with three homers in 11 games with Atlanta.