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Maybin (illness) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.

Maybin will return to action after missing the last couple games with a "minor health condition." He will man center field and bat eighth against Giants starter Jake Peavy.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 3 Months

Maybin (illness) is out of the lineup Friday against the Giants, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Maybin was scratched from Thursday's game due to a "minor health condition" and it will cause him to miss Friday's contest as well. Will Venable will start in center field and bat second for the Padres in his place.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 3 Months

Maybin was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a "minor health condition," Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Maybin expects to be OK long-term, but he'll take a seat just to be safe on Thursday. The new Padres outfield will be composed of Tommy Medica, Will Venable and Seth Smith.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 3 Months

Maybin went 1-for-3 with two RBI against the Giants on Friday night.

It was an adventurous night for Maybin. He reached base twice, but managed to get picked off and caught stealing in the game. Maybin has always been an all-out type player which feeds into his previous injury history. The future is clouded for Maybin in San Diego as he tries to build consistent production for the rest of the season.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 3 Months

Maybin went 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Since losing grasp on the starting center field job for the Padres, Maybin has not been given many opportunities. Maybin has always had talent and massive potential, but it's starting to look like he will never realize it.

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Maybin will be out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Sunday vs. the Dodgers, San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

At this point, it looks like he's lost his hold on the starting center field job. The Padres will give Abraham Almonte a long look at the position while they remain in evaluation-mode, and if he finds success, he could open 2015 as the starter. In that scenario, the Padres could look to deal Maybin in the offseason.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 4 Months

Maybin is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

Friday's game will mark the third straight contest that Maybin has not started. Abraham Almonte will get the start in center field again in Maybin's place.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 4 Months

Maybin is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

After his huge day at the plate Tuesday night, Abraham Almonte will garner another start in center field, pushing Maybin to the bench. His playing time could remain scarce over the final weeks while the Padres look to assess some of their less-established outfield options.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 4 Months

Maybin is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

Maybin will yield center field duties to Abraham Almonte on Tuesday after three straight starts, with Bud Black seemingly intent on rotating between Maybin, Almonte and Will Venable at the position. Since his return from suspension, Maybin has recorded four singles while striking out five times in 13 at-bats.

Cameron Maybin CF SD 4 Months

Maybin is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

With Maybin sitting for the second time in three games since his reinstatement from the restricted list, it seems safe to say he will not be the everyday option in center field the rest of the way. Will Venable and Abraham Almonte are both capable defenders at the position and Maybin hasn't done enough at the plate to warrant a regular spot in the lineup, with just .243/.282/.362 batting line in 64 games this season.