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Justin Maxwell | Outfielder

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 9 - 11:59 PM

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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.
Jun 30 - 1:40 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.
Jun 21 - 10:37 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.
May 23 - 5:37 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.
May 16 - 3:26 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.
Mar 14 - 10:48 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.
Mar 11 - 7:33 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.
Feb 27 - 6:19 PM

Royals and OF Justin Maxwell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.325 million contract.

Maxwell asked for $1.7 million and was offered $1.075 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last week between team and player. The 30-year-old outfielder was eligible for arbitration for the first time.
Jan 21 - 5:53 PM

Justin Maxwell requested $1.7 million and was offered $1.075 million from the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 30-year-old outfielder will earn a nice raise over the $492,500 that he earned in 2013. An intriguing blend of power and speed, Maxwell may be forced into a platoon role where he will continue to mash against left-handed pitching in 2014.
Jan 17 - 9:32 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune hears that the Royals are talking to the Dodgers about a Justin Maxwell-for-Dee Gordon swap.

The Royals are in the market for a second baseman, so Gordon could make some sense at the position if they feel that Omar Infante will be too expensive in free agency. While the Dodgers already have plenty of outfielders, Maxwell is a capable bat against southpaws.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:44:00 AM

Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam off Joakim Soria in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday to give the Royals a 4-0 win over the Rangers.

The long homer clinched the AL West for the A's and bailed out manager Ned Yost after a couple of shaky decisions in the inning (pinch-running for Billy Butler, even though he was a trail runner, and sending up George Kottaras to pinch-hit for Lorenzo Cain). It was Maxwell's fifth homer in 76 at-bats for the Royals after he hit two in 137 at-bats for the Astros.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Royals activated OF Justin Maxwell from the bereavement list.

No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Maxwell left the team on Friday following the death of his grandmother, but he's back for Tuesday's game.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Royals placed OF Justin Maxwell on the bereavement list.

Maxwell will be away from the team for a couple of days following the death of his grandmother. Will Smith has been called up to replace him on the active roster.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Justin Maxwell will be placed on the bereavement list following the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Tigers.

Maxwell will be away from the Royals for a few days following the death of his grandmother. Will Smith will replace him on the roster.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 10:48:00 AM

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3B1Mike Moustakas
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