The Angels have activated outfielder Cameron Maybin from the 10-day DL and designated outfielder Shane Robinson for assignment in a corresponding move. (Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register was among those to tweet the news.)
[Updated Angels depth chart at Roster Resource]
Robinson has spent the last two seasons with the Angels on a pair of minor league contracts. He has made 123 plate appearances over 70 total games in a Halos uniform, including 12 PA in five games this season. A veteran of eight MLB seasons, Robinson has a .227/.295/.300 slash line over 772 career PA with the Angels, Twins, and Cardinals, and he brings defensive versatility with his experience at all three outfield spots.
Robinson and Eric Young Jr. were both recently called up from Triple-A to help fill the void left by Maybin and Mike Trout both hitting the disabled list. While Trout’s absence until at least the All-Star break will continue to hurt, Maybin will look to help keep the lineup afloat by continuing his recent hot streak. Maybin hit .270/.414/.438 over 111 PA in May before going down with a left oblique contusion on June 1 (his DL placement was retroactive to May 30). Overall, Maybin has a .242/.367/.369 in his first season in Anaheim.