Padres OF Maybin has no structural damage in knee

Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin underwent an MRI exam

Tuesday that showed no structural damage in his right knee.

San Diego manager Bud Black said the team doesn’t have complete

results of the examination, but he added Maybin was available as a

pinch-hitter against the Atlanta Braves.

Maybin, who was acquired in a November trade with the Florida

Marlins, did not play in the Padres’ previous three games. He was

diagnosed with patellar tendinitis after an early departure May 16

in a win at Arizona.

Blake Tekotte started his fourth straight game in Maybin’s spot

Tuesday night.

In his last 15 games, Maybin hit .308 to raise his batting

average to .254. He has five homers, 15 RBIs and seven stolen bases

this season.