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Astros get OF Cameron Maybin on waiver claim

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The American League's co-leaders in stolen bases are both members of the Houston Astros now, after the team acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin on a waiver claim from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

The Astros were awarded Maybin after claiming him on revocable waivers and will be responsible for paying the remainder of his $9 million salary this season.

Maybin and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve are tied for the AL in stolen bases with 29 each. 

The Angels acquired outfielder Justin Upton in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, making Maybin expendable.

Maybin, 30, is hitting .235 with six home runs and 22 RBIs this season.

The 11-year veteran is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent following the 2017 season.

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