Maybin still week to 10 days away from hitting

Maybin still week to 10 days away from hitting

SAN DIEGO -- Center fielder Cameron Maybin, on the disabled list since April 17, remains a week to 10 days away from being able to hit.

Maybin, who suffered an impingement to his right wrist last month, hasn't ruled out having surgery on the wrist, which has troubled him the last two seasons. Maybin is hopeful that if he did have surgery, it wouldn't be necessary until after the season.

"The true test is when he gets in the cage," Padres manager Bud Black said. "From what I've gathered, surgery is not a cure-all for what he has. The best course of action is to let nature take its course."

Maybin initially wore a splint around his wrist, but he's been out of that for over a week. He's been able to take part in conditioning drills as well as playing catch but hasn't tested the wrist by taking batting practice as of yet."

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