MLB rumors: Giants talking with veteran Cameron Maybin for outfield help


Even after agreeing to a deal with Gerardo Parra at the onset of spring training, the Giants reportedly aren't done looking for help in the outfield.

The Giants are in discussions with free-agent outfielder Cameron Maybin, ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Tuesday. 

As Olney noted, Maybin's versatility checks a big box for the Giants in the first season under president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. Last season, the 31-year-old slashed .249/.326/.336, and saved more runs defensively (six) than every Giants outfielder, according to Fangraphs' metrics.

At the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings in December, Zaidi said he hoped to add at least two outfielders to the Giants' depth chart. He said last week that the team was still "looking for multiple additions" in the outfield, and confirmed the team's interest in superstar free agent Bryce Harper. 

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Olney reported earlier on Tuesday that there is skepticism the Giants would be able to make an offer that would ultimately sway Harper, but a potential Maybin signing certainly wouldn't prevent San Francisco from bringing in Harper as well. 

If their reported discussions with Maybin (and Harper, for that matter) come to fruition, the Giants' outfield will look a lot different than it did just a few short days ago. 

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