Maybin eager to get back to action

Maybin eager to get back to action

SAN DIEGO -- After his first batting practice in a week, Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin grinned and told reporters to get him into the lineup for Saturday night's game.

"Bueno day," Maybin said.

Maybin remained out of the lineup to protect his right wrist, but manager Bud Black said he could start soon. On Friday, Black inserted Maybin for defense.

Maybin, who suffered the wrist strain on Monday, acknowledged that the injury is a tricky one. The wrist became sore after his previous batting practice, on Tuesday.

"It's in a tough spot," said Maybin, who reported some improvement after a cortisone shot.