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Cameron Maybin hoping to return on Tuesday

Cameron Maybin is hopeful that he will be able to return Tuesday from an eye injury.

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Cameron Maybin missed his seventh straight game on Saturday but is improving and is hopeful that he will be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday. Maybin has been battling an eye condition that has led to reduced vision in his left eye. The condition has prevented him from wearing contacts but has seen improvement over the last few days. He talked about the injury with the David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I went today (Saturday) and got good news — he said my eyes are good, the spots are clearing up. I actually see pretty well right now. I want to (play) today, but they said to take it easy. But I'm looking at Tuesday. I'll go back (to the doctor) Tuesday morning one more time, but he gave me some pretty good eye drops and it's been clearing up pretty quickly."

Maybin has been a pleasant surprise for the Braves this season after being acquired from the Padres. He has hit .268 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs so far this season. With Maybin sidelined, Michael Bourn has seen an increase in playing time in centerfield.

The Braves will wrap up their four-game set against the Mets on Sunday. They have an off day on Monday before opening a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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