March 19, 2016

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin is likely to miss opening day while recovering from a fractured left wrist.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Maybin's wrist isn't healing quickly enough for him to be ready. Detroit starts the season April 5 at Miami.

Anthony Gose is expected to start in center with Maybin out.

Maybin had his wrist X-rayed on Friday.

''It showed signs of healing but he's still not ready to do baseball activity,'' Ausmus said. ''Medically it wasn't surprising, but I guess I was being optimistic.''

Maybin was injured in his first at-bat of the exhibition season when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Luis Severino of the New York Yankees.

''It's going to be a least another week before they look at him again,'' Ausmus said. ''Once he gets the all-clear to start doing baseball work, he's got to build up. He's got to start swinging and build up to playing in games. I don't see how he's going to be ready at this point.''

Maybin hit .267 with 10 homers and 59 RBI last season with Atlanta, then was traded to the Tigers.

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