It didn’t take long for us to witness the first significant trade of the offseason. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that the Tigers had dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Angels in exchange for minor-league right-hander Victor Alcantara. The Angels have since announced the trade as being official.
Maybin, 29, is coming off a 2016 season for Detroit in which he batted .315/.383/.418 (120 OPS+) with 15 stolen bases in 94 games. When healthy, he was the Tigers’ regular center fielder. For his career, Maybin owns an OPS+ of 93 across parts of 10 big-league seasons. In 2011, Maybin stole 40 bases as a member of the Padres.