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Justin Maxwell | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell singled in Brandon Crawford in the top of the 12th as the Giants edged the Padres 1-0 on Thursday.
The run was unearned, as Crawford had reached (and advanced to second) on a Clint Barmes error. It was Maxwell's first RBI in a major league game since last June 22. He's going to start against left-handers, at least until Hunter Pence returns and maybe afterwards. Apr 9 - 11:16 PM

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Justin Maxwell went 3-for-3 and drove home three runs on Tuesday, leading the Giants to a 4-3 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League play.

Maxwell got the Giants on the board with an RBI single in the second inning then added a sacrifice fly in the fourth. He would later come through with a clutch RBI single in the eighth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He has had a strong spring, hitting .349 (21-for-60) with a pair of homers and 14 RBI, earning a spot on the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder.
Mar 31 - 10:02 PM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Sacramento.

Maxwell earned a spot by batting .349 with a couple homers this spring. He could get some playing time against left-handers early on in the season with Hunter Pence (forearm) sidelined.
Mar 31 - 7:27 PM

Justin Maxwell doubled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats Sunday versus the Angels.

Maxwell hit a solo home run off of C.J. Wilson in the fourth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie at the time. The 31-year-old hasn't made a lot of noise this spring, but he remains in the running for a bench role with Hunter Pence on the disabled list.
Mar 22 - 6:37 PM

Justin Maxwell went 0-for-2 as the Giants lost 12-2 to the D'Backs on Sunday.

Maxwell is a long shot, but he is a potential option to play in the outfield for the Giants following the injury to Hunter Pence. Gregor Blanco is likely to get the starting role, but Maxwell could contribute off the bench. He has shown decent power in the past, but is coming off of an ugly .397 OPS in 45 plate appearances for the Royals last season.
Mar 8 - 7:27 PM

Giants signed OF Justin Maxwell to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably get an invite to major league spring training. Maxwell struggled in 30 games with the Royals this past season, but he's shown some pop in the past and could surface as a backup outfielder.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:47:00 PM

Justin Maxwell has elected free agency.

The 30-year-old outfielder was abysmal in his 30 games for the Royals in 2014, hitting just .150/.222/.175 with a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 40 at-bats. He did manage to turn things around at Triple-A Omaha however, hitting .285/.352/.464 in 56 contests. He'll look to secure a minor league deal and spring training invitation elsewhere.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Royals sent OF Justin Maxwell outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Maxwell was designated for assignment on June 30, and he was outrighted to Omaha after clearing waivers. Maxwell has until Thursday to decide whether to accept his assignment or elect free agency.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 11:59:00 PM

Royals designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment.

It's the second time this season that the Royals have removed Maxwell from their 40-man roster. The 30-year-old has hit just .234/.314/.409 in a Kansas City uniform.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of OF Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll replace the injured Nori Aoki on the active roster. Maxwell was removed from the 40-man roster back in May after he hit just .138/.219/.172 over his first 32 plate appearances this season. He could get some at-bats against left-handers with Aoki sidelined.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Royals sent OF Justin Maxwell outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Maxwell had been designated for assignment a week ago, but he's cleared waivers and accepted a Triple-A assignment. While no longer on the 40-man roster, he could be added back on later this season.
Fri, May 23, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Royals designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment.

Maxwell was hitting just .138/.219/.172 with no homers over his first 32 plate appearances this season. He's certainly a flawed player, but he has pop and can play all three outfield spots, so someone will give him a shot.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Justin Maxwell had a big day at the dish as the Royals and Athletics played to a 9-9 tie on Friday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Maxwell plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and tacked on an RBI single in the eighth. He's off to a terrific start to the Cactus League season, hitting .400 (14-for-35) with a homer and six RBI. He isn't likely to be an asset of any kind in batting average, but his blend of power and speed, and ability to mash against southpaws, has value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:48:00 PM

Justin Maxwell went 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Maxwell singled three times, including a two-run single in the eighth. He also stole a base, capping a productive day for the outfielder. Maxwell would serve the Royals well in a platoon role, but the team seems set on carrying him as a back-up outfielder.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Justin Maxwell went 2-for-3 with a home run as the Royals fell to the Rangers 11-7 on Thursday.

Maxwell's two-run blast in the seventh helped the Royals get back in the game, but it ultimately wasn't enough. Hoping to make the team as a platoon outfielder, Maxwell served the Royals well after coming over from the Astros in July last season.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 06:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Matt Duffy
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Erik Cordier