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Mitch Maier | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Royals signed OF Mitch Maier to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Maier last appeared in the majors in 2012, when he registered a .172/.260/.313 batting line in 74 plate appearances for the Royals. The 31-year-old will function as organizational outfield depth again for Kansas City. May 1 - 10:15 AM

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Cubs released OF Mitch Maier.

Maier hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, when he batted .172/.260/.313 in 74 plate appearances with the Royals. The former first-round pick will try to catch on with a new organization. He turns 32 years old in June.
Apr 7 - 9:07 AM

Cubs signed OF Mitch Maier to a minor league contract.

Maier spent 2013 with Triple-A Pawtucket, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. He accumulated just 137 plate appearances, but posted an .882 OPS while playing at all three outfield positions and occasionally serving as a DH.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Red Sox reassigned OF Mitch Maier to minor league camp.

Maier missed a large chunk of camp with a left wrist sprain. He will act as organizational outfield depth this season for the Red Sox.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 10:56:00 PM

An MRI confirmed that Mitch Maier is dealing with a "pretty severe sprain" of his left wrist.

Maier suffered the injury while making a diving catch in Friday's game. He'll remain in a splint for now and it's not clear when he'll be ready to resume baseball activities. His chances of making the Opening Day roster were already pretty slim, but this injury should seal his fate.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Mitch Maier is expected to miss the next few days after suffering a sprained wrist while making a diving catch in Friday's game.

Maier is having a nice spring, hitting .320 (8-for-25) with three RBI and a pair of steals, but is unlikely to earn a roster spot as a reserve outfielder. The 30-year-old should return to game action at some point next week.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:18:00 PM

Mitch Maier left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury.

Maier made a diving catch earlier in the game and may have jammed his wrist. He did stay in to bat and singled but then was removed after the inning. The Red Sox should update his status soon.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Red Sox signed OF Mitch Maier to a minor league contract.

He signed with the club in late October. Maier batted .172 (11-for-64) in 32 games with the Royals this season and owns a lousy .248/.327/.344 batting line in the big leagues. He is unlikely to win a roster spot during spring training.
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 12:27:00 PM

Royals released OF Mitch Maier.

Maier wasn't placed on the offseason 40-man roster, and requested free agency. In addition to Maier, Roman Colon was granted his release after finishing the year with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 12:01:00 PM

Royals sent OF Mitch Maier outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Maier was designated for assignment last week and went through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to serve as outfield depth in the minors, and should be back at some point later this year.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 03:39:00 PM

Royals designated OF Mitch Maier for assignment.

Maier was shown the door after hitting just .172 (11-for-64) in 32 games. Jarrod Dyson and Jason Bourgeois will continue to share playing time in center field until Lorenzo Cain (hip) comes off the disabled list.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Mitch Maier went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Tigers.

He also drew a walk. Maier should see plenty of playing time in center field while Lorenzo Cain is on the shelf, but his appeal even in AL-only leagues is minimal.
Mon, Apr 16, 2012 10:52:00 PM

The Royals and OF Mitch Maier avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $865,000 contract.

Maier batted just .232/.345/.337 with zero home runs and seven RBI in 113 plate appearances last year for the Royals. He'll be a backup outfielder again in 2012.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Bob Dutton at The Bellingham Herald reported that Mitch Maier and Gregor Blanco are expected to make the Royals out of training camp.

Maier has hit a very impressive .538/.625/.808 in 26 at-bats this spring, while Blanco has only four hits in 24 at-bats. If both players make the final cuts, they will serve as the team's backup outfielders.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 06:03:00 AM

Mitch Maier went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-2 win over the Angels.

He also walked and stole a pair of bases. Maier, 28, isn't guaranteed an Opening Day roster spot after hitting .263/.333/.375 with five homers over 373 at-bats last season. He's out of options, though, and is certainly helping his cause with a 7-for-11 start at the dish this spring.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 06:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Erik Kratz
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Orlando Calixte
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Jayson Nix
3Christian Colon
4Ryan Roberts
LF1Alex Gordon
2Terrance Gore
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Lane Adams
4Paulo Orlando
5Reymond Fuentes
RF1Norichika Aoki
2Carlos Peguero
3Jorge Bonifacio
DH1Josh Willingham
2Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Jason Frasor
5Francisley Bueno
6Scott Downs
7Louis Coleman
8Brandon Finnegan
9Casey Coleman
10Aaron Crow
11Tim Collins
12Michael Mariot
13Joe Paterson