Roberson alum Cameron Maybin has been traded to the Major League Baseball team that originally drafted him out of high school in 2005.
Maybin, 28, agreed to a Western North Carolina-record $3.65 million signing bonus after the Detroit Tigers selected him 10 years ago. He was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft.
More from the Associated Press:
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for left-handers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier.
The 28-year-old Maybin returns to the organization that drafted him. The Tigers took Maybin in the first round in 2005, and he made his major league debut for Detroit in 2007 before being traded to the Marlins as a key prospect in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers.
Maybin hit .267 with 10 homers, 59 RBIs and 23 steals for the Braves this year.
Krol made 33 relief appearances for the Tigers in 2015, going 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA. Speier pitched in 33 games this year for Class A West Michigan, going 4-2 with a 2.86 ERA.