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Justin Maxwell | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Justin Maxwell has agreed to a contract with the Korea Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants.
He'll get a $280,000 salary in the KBO, which is much more than he was making this year as a Red Sox minor leaguer. Maxwell, 32, owns a weak .220/.303/.399 career batting line at the MLB level. He did slug 18 home runs in 124 games for the Astros back in 2012. Jul 7 - 9:31 AM
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Red Sox released OF Justin Maxwell.

Maxwell is looking for an opportunity with the KBO in Korea and the Sox were kind enough to grant him his release to allow him to pursue this avenue. The Red Sox initially signed the 32-year-old outfielder to a minor league contract in April, but he did not see any major league time with the team. While he earned a respectable 249 at-bats with the Giants in 2015, Maxwell hit just .209/.275/.341 with seven homers and 26 RBI in that space.
Jul 6 - 10:03 PM

Red Sox signed OF Justin Maxwell to a minor league contract.

Maxwell opted out of his minor league deal with the Marlins earlier this week after he was told he wouldn't make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old will represent organizational depth for Boston.
Apr 1 - 2:05 PM

Marlins released OF Justin Maxwell.

Maxwell, a non-roster invitee, batted .227 (5-for-22) with two home runs and a double this spring. The 32-year-old is a .220/.303/.399 hitter in the majors and figures to latch on somewhere as minor league depth.
Mar 29 - 8:42 AM

Justin Maxwell hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give a Marlins split-squad a 5-4 win over the Nationals on Friday.

The walkoff homer came off non-roster reliever Paolo Espino. Maxwell didn't hit for the Giants last year, and he's a long shot to make the Marlins as a reserve this spring, though he still offers pretty good pop and defense off the bench.
Mar 4 - 5:29 PM

Justin Maxwell will earn a $1.1 million salary for 2016 if he makes the Marlins out of spring training.

Maxwell recently signed a minor league deal with the Marlins after batting .209/.275/.341 with seven home runs and 26 RBI over 274 plate appearances with the Giants this past season. The 32-year-old has an opt-out at the end of spring training if he doesn't make the team.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 08:23:00 AM

Marlins signed OF Justin Maxwell to a minor league contract.

Maxwell turned in a brutal .209/.275/.341 batting line in 274 plate appearances this summer for the Giants. He had a pretty good 2012 season with the Astros and played well in the second of 2013 with the Royals, but the 32-year-old probably won't ever be fantasy relevant.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Giants sent OF Justin Maxwell outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Maxwell struggled mightily in 2015, slashing a mere .209/.275/.341 with seven homers in limited action before getting designated for assignment. He'll look to catch on elsewhere on a minor league deal over the winter.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:14:00 PM

Giants designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Nick Noonan. Maxwell hit just .209/.275/.341 with seven homers in a part-time role this season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Justin Maxwell went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

Maxwell's two-run homer off of Dodgers starter Carlos Frias in the fifth inning snapped a 2-2 tie. The Giants would eventually win 6-2. He wouldn't have even been in position to hit his sixth homer of the season had Nori Aoki not been plunked by a Frias pitch in the first inning. Aoki would leave the game, Maxwell would enter and hence is the role of chance in life. He's hitting .225/.276/.384 with six homers and 21 RBI over 151 at-bats.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Justin Maxwell was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Phillies.

Maxwell made the start in right field with Hunter Pence sidelined due to tendinitis in his left wrist. The 31-year-old has provided decent punch in a part-time role with the Giants this season, batting .240/.295/.388 with four home runs and 18 RBI over 45 games.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 10:38:00 PM

Justin Maxwell went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

Maxwell came up with a pair of infield singles in the game, singling and scoring in the second inning before delivering an RBI single and scoring a run in the fifth. Maxwell has filled in admirably for Hunter Pence in Pence's absence this season, batting .250/.309/.409 with three homers, 15 RBI and 12 runs scored as the primary right fielder for the club.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:04:00 PM

Justin Maxwell hit a two-run home run and finished 2-for-3 in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

Maxwell's been swinging a happy bat as of late. On Tuesday, he tripled and homered, scoring three times. On Thursday, he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to slay the Dodgers. And on Friday, he launched a massive, 436-foot home run off of Eddie Butler in the second inning. Over 33 at-bats, Maxwell is now hitting .333/.436/.606.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 03:15:00 AM

Justin Maxwell sent the Giants home happy with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Dodgers on Thursday.

The Dodgers blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, then blew the tie game the next inning. Maxwell, starting in right field, finished 2-for-5 with the RBI single. In 35 plate appearances, the 31-year-old is hitting .300/.400/.500 with five RBI.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 07:26:00 PM

Justin Maxwell walked, tripled, homered, drove in two runs, and scored three times in four plate appearances in a win versus the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Maxwell tripled and scored in the second inning, grounded into a fielder's choice and scored in the fourth, then slugged a two-run home run in the eighth inning off of Pedro Baez. Maxwell, who entered the game with just one extra-base hit in 22 plate appearances, has been used mostly as a pinch-hitter with the occasional start in right field against a left-handed starter. If he continues to hit well, he could force a platoon in left field with Norichika Aoki once Hunter Pence returns and reclaims his spot in right field.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 01:54:00 AM

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8Noe Ramirez
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