Former Roberson baseball standout Cameron Maybin was traded to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday and met with the local media for the first time Monday.
Maybin, who graduated from high school in 2005, has previously been with the San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
He had this to say about joining the same organization as other Rams alums – Justin Jackson (2007) and Braxton Davidson (2014).
Coincidentally, Maybin is a mentor to Braves outfield prospect Braxton Davidson, a first-round draft pick in 2014 out of T.C. Roberson High School, Maybin’s alma mater.
“Yeah, he’s a good buddy of mine,” Maybin said. “He was really excited when he heard, I think he was really the first guy to hit me up, I think before family, friends and everybody. Brax was really excited. I was, too. As well as another guy, (Braves minor leaguer) Justin Jackson; was a (Braves) free-agent signing this offseason. We’re all excited. Lot of (Asheville) hometown kids in the organization, and we’re excited about being here and hopefully all being together at some point.”