Astros get OF Cameron Maybin

— -- The American League's co-leaders in stolen bases are both members of the Houston Astros after the team acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, a source confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney.

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Astros were awarded Maybin after claiming him on revocable waivers. The Astros 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 lead in stolen bases with 29 each. The total marks a career best for Maybin.

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 urestricted free agent following the 2017 season.

The Athletic first reported news of the trade.

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