Royals sign Maxwell, avoid arbitration with three others

The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Justin Maxwell for the 2014 season, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Maxwell, 30, came to the Royals on July 31 last season in a non-waiver deadline deal with the Houston Astros. In 35 games with Kansas City, Maxwell hit .268 with five homers...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals sign Justin Maxwell, avoid arbitration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Outfielder Justin Maxwell, projected to be the Royals' fourth or fifth outfielder this season, signed a one-year deal with the club, thus avoiding arbitration. Maxwell was asking for $1.7 million, and a club source confirmed Maxwell received $1.325 million. The Royals had offered $1.075 million last week when the two sides exchanged arbitration figures. Maxwell...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell’s blast helps keep Royals’ playoff hopes alive

When Justin Maxwell walked up to the plate in the 10th inning of Sunday’s game against the Rangers, anyone watching could sense that it was a big moment. Whether you were one of the thousands and Kauffman who rose to your feet or whether you were glued to the television, you could sense the enormity of the situation. The score was tied 0-0 in the tenth inning with the bases loaded...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell trade is looking very good so far

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- Justin Maxwell's clutch, eventual game-winning homer in extra innings in the Royals' 4-3 win on Saturday set off a celebration in the Royals' dugout that resembled a team winning a playoff game. Maxwell's teammates jumped and hugged and high-fived each other with the type of exuberance rarely seen over the years in Royal land. "These guys...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell proves his worth

by John Viril— Recent trade acquisition Justin Maxwell proved his usefulness in only his fhird day on the roster. Locked in a 12th inning duel, Maxwell played the hero by launching a home run into the left-field seats of New York’s Citi-field to secure a 4-3 victory over the Mets. Maxwell showed exactly why general manager Dayton Moore went out and got him before the July 31...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals Acquire Decent Platoon Outfielder, Pay Real Price

Not only are the Royals not sellers, they’ve actually made a prospect-for-veteran swap on deadline day. To help shore up their right field situation, they sent RHP Kyle Smith to the Astros in exchange for outfielder Justin Maxwell. Maxwell is a solid role player, athletic enough to play all three outfield spots and with enough ability to provide some offensive value. In 763 big...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros' Justin Maxwell exits with concussion

The Houston Astros recently activated outfielder Justin Maxwell from the disabled list after was shelved by a fractured bone in his left hand. It appears that Maxwell could again miss an extended stretch, as he was forced to exit last night's contest after sustaining a mild concussion, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Maxwell suffered the injury in the fourth inning...
Via MLB Injury News
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Maxwell dove into a face plant

Sing it with me now: Justin Maxwell's silver hammer back to the DL was led. Justin Maxwell's silver hammer just dove on his head. The gif is from a redditor named knoll126 and from a tweet by @baseballreddit found here. Two thoughts. First...ouch. Second, they should put some bubble wrap on this guy as he spends more time on the DL than most. 
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros’ Justin Maxwell suffers fractured hand

Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell was hit in the left hand during last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. While a run scored following the HBP, the pitch also fractured the fifth metacarpal on Maxwell’s hand, according to Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle. Maxwell was disappointed by the injury, but he told reporters that he expects to...
Via MLB Injury News
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Maxwell homers in Houston debut

HOUSTON- Nameplates are often last on the checklist in the frenzy of player transactions, thus while Justin Maxwell was sufficiently outfitted for his Astros debut and announced his arrival with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Monday night at Minute Maid Park, the space next to the No. 22 above his locker remained blank afterward. That logistical hazard did...
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April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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