Justin Maxwell RF KC 12 Days

Maxwell signed a minor league contract with the Giants, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Maxwell appeared in 199 games at the major league level from 2012-13 but made just 20 appearances with the Royals last season, and instead spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Omaha. A .224/.311/.417 career hitter at the highest level, he seems unlikely to work into a regular role at any point in 2015, but Maxwell at least provides the Giants with quality organizational depth.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 2 Months

Maxwell has elected free agency, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

Maxwell, who turns 31 next month, appeared in just 20 games with the major league team this season, going 6-for-40 with one extra-base hit in 45 plate appearances. He did hit .285/.352/.464 in 56 games with Triple-A Omaha, but his speed is all but gone, so a minor league deal with a spring training invite seems like a best-case scenario.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 5 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 6 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 7 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 7 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 9 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 9 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 10 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell RF KC 11 Months

Royals and OF Justin Maxwell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year 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.