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Maybin, who is not in the lineup Monday, has a slight quad or groin strain, per manager Fredi Gonzalez, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Braves don't think the issue is anything serious, and Gonzalez said he's only anticipating a one-day absence. Maybin will be available as a pinch hitter, but he'd likely require a pinch runner, according to Gonzalez.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Maybin hadn't been out of the lineup since May 12, so it looks like manager Fredi Gonzalez is giving the center fielder a maintenance day Monday. He finished May with an impressive .290/.371/.409 batting line, a performance that should keep him relatively secure in his role as the Braves' No. 2 hitter. Todd Cunningham will cover center for Maybin in the series opener with Arizona.

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Maybin went 2-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

The home run was Maybin's fifth of the year but his first since May 2. However, he has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games with a mere four strikeouts over that span, and has brought his on-base percentage all the way up to .361. He appears locked into the two-hole in the order for Atlanta.

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Maybin will bat second Monday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Monday marks Maybin's fifth straight start in the two-hole and his 11th consecutive start in center field. Maybin has also hit safely in nine straight games to raise his batting line on the season to .257/.355/.419 in 122 plate appearances. He's chipped in four homers and six stolen bases, with three of those swipes coming in his last seven starts.

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Maybin is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

Maybin has made nine straight starts in center field for the Braves, but will sit in favor of Eric Young Jr. on Tuesday night. It's likely just a maintenance day for Maybin, but it the move will also allow manager Fredi Gonzalez to get a switch-hitting bat in his lineup against right-hander Anthony Desclafani.

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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.