Tigers OF Cameron Maybin to miss 4-6 weeks with broken left wrist

KISSIMMEE, Fla -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin will miss four to six weeks with a broken left wrist, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

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."

Ausmus said that the Tigers could use both utility men Mike Aviles and Andrew Romine in center if necessary, with left fielder Tyler Collins also capable of fulfilling the role for a spell.

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.