Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin apologized Wednesday for his actions that led to him being arrested and charged on suspicion of driving under the influence last week in Scottsdale, Ariz.
“I take a lot of pride in how I carry myself and how I conduct myself,” Maybin said to reporters. “So I’m very disappointed about the situation. I can’t talk too much about the details of how it went, but I was extremely cooperative and extremely respectful.”
Maybin also sent out a public statement on Twitter.
My personal message to you, the fans. pic.twitter.com/jZpSAHizOQ— Cameron Maybin (@CameronMaybin) March 6, 2019
Maybin's Friday arrest became public Tuesday, but he said he immediately made the Giants aware of the situation.
“The day I got in, as soon as I got in, I came to [Giants manager Bruce Bochy] and let him know what happened,” Maybin said. “I let Farhan [Zaidi, president of baseball operations] know the same day. I actually called him early that morning and let him know about the situation.
“I didn’t waste any time, I wanted to make sure I was completely honest about the situation.”
The 31-year-old was arrested at 2:22 a.m. when an officer saw him driving 55 in a 35-mph speed zone. Maybin took a breath test that showed a .142 blood-alcohol content, which is above Arizona’s legal limit of .08.
Maybin wasn't in the Giants' lineup later Friday, though he did play against the Rockies on Saturday and the Dodgers on Sunday. The veteran has started slow at the plate this spring, and is batting .105 in seven games.
The Giants signed Maybin to a minor league contract in February. He said Bochy and Zaidi both told him the arrest will not affect his standing on making the team, and he's expected to back up Steven Duggar in center field.