Maybin, who was hit by a pitch from Yankees' Luis Severino during Wednesday's 10-9 split-squad loss in Tampa, underwent a CT scan that revealed he had a non-displaced hairline fracture on his left wrist.
He will undergo another set of X-rays in two weeks, manager Brad Ausmus said.
Maybin, a former first-round Tigers draft pick who was re-acquired by the Tigers this winter, has not had an ideal start to camp.
Before his wrist injury, he was dealing with residual shoulder soreness from a slip-and-fall accident at his home this offseason. The 28-year-old is expected to platoon with fellow outfielder Anthony Gose in centerfield this season.
Maybin will miss the bulk of spring training and, from a team perspective, depth in center becomes a bit of an issue for the Tigers.
"Behind him, we don't have a ton of centerfielders," Ausmus said. "Wynton Bernard can play center but I don't know if we have a ton of centerfielders that you would consider major league-ready."
Maybin was pulled from Wednesday's game, though acting manager Omar Vizquel said it was for "precautionary reasons." The Tigers did not seem too concerned about the injury initially, though the X-rays revealed a more dire prognosis.
Could the Tigers look elsewhere for help?
"If there is an injury issue, you would always look everywhere," Ausmus said.