Maybin left Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals after beating out an infield hit in the ninth inning.
He is hitting .278 in six games this season. The 33-year-old has bounced around the majors, playing for seven teams since 2015.
In a corresponding move, the Tigers recalled outfielder Travis Demeritte from their alternate training location. Demeritte, 25, played in 48 games for the Tigers last season, hitting .225 with three home runs and 10 RBIs.