Source: Astros deal for co-SB leader Maybin


The American League’s co-leaders in stolen bases are both members of the Houston Astros after the team acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Maybin and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve are tied for the AL lead in stolen bases with 29 each. The total marks a career best for Maybin.

The Angels acquired outfielder Justin Upton in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, making Maybin expendable.

Maybin, 30, is hitting .235 with six home runs and 22 RBIs this season.

The 11-year veteran is scheduled to be an urestricted free agent following the 2017 season.

The Athletic first reported news of the trade.

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