Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin is retiring from the Major Leagues after 15 seasons, the player himself announced on social media Monday.
Maybin, 34, has played for 11 different teams in his career. He won a World Series with the Houston Astros in 2017 after being acquired on waivers a month before the postseason.
In Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, as a pinch hitter Maybin singled and stole second base in the 11th inning, before scoring on a George Springer home run that gave the lead and helped seal the victory.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. pic.twitter.com/oSSX5WZ83F
– Cameron Maybin (@CameronMaybin) January 3, 2022
“Although my journey as a professional baseball player ends here with the announcement of my retirement, my work on this game is just beginning,” Maybin said in a statement. “I am excited about what lies ahead, including my work with the Players Alliance in our effort to provide access and opportunities to the next generation of black players.”
Known for his speed, Maybin stole 40 bases in 2011 and ends his career with 187 stolen bases. He also had .254 / .323 / .374 in 4,251 plate appearances with 72 home runs and 354 RBIs.