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Padres' Maybin injured again

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San Diego Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is right back where he was a week ago with another significant injury.

Maybin, who had just returned after missing missing 45 games wih an impingement and inflammation in his right wrist, hurt his right knee diving for a ball in the outfield during Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

The Padres announced Wednesday that the diagnosis is a posterior cruciate ligament tear that will keep Maybin sidelined for six to 10 weeks. His projected return date would be sometime in August.

Outfielder Jeff Decker was called up from Triple-A Tucson to replace Maybin on the roster. Decker is hitting .251 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 59 games this season for Tucson.

Maybin's injuries have limited him to 14 games this season. He is hitting just .157 in 51 at-bats with one home run, five RBIs and four stolen bases. The latest injury occurred in his fourth game back after recovering from the wrist problem.

With Maybin out again, the Padres likely will keep using Chris Denorfia and Will Venable in center field.

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