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Showing progress, Maybin plays catch

Showing progress, Maybin plays catch

SAN DIEGO -- Center fielder Cameron Maybin was not exactly bounding through the home clubhouse Friday, though it was awfully close.

For the first time since April 15, Maybin was able to play catch -- "light catch," he said -- after a lengthy stint wearing a splint on his right wrist to protect the impingement he sustained more than two weeks ago during a game against the Dodgers.

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"I haven't really done anything active, other than getting treatment and doing leg workouts and cardio to try and stay active," Maybin said. "But this is the first time playing catch in a while. We'll have to see how it goes."

Maybin sustained the injury when he used his right hand to make a difficult catch against the Dodgers in a game April 15. He was then fitted for a splint.

"The waiting is definitely the toughest part," Maybin said. "I want to be out there on the field."

Maybin, who has had trouble with the wrist in each of the last two seasons, said surgery was still an option but one he desperately wanted to avoid.

"It's still a possibility depending on how it feels," he said. "We'll see. But that's always a last resort."

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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