Justin Maxwell CF/RF KC 19 Days

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 CF/RF KC 1 Month

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 CF/RF KC 2 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 CF/RF KC 2 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 CF/RF KC 5 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 CF/RF KC 5 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 CF/RF KC 5 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 CF/RF KC 6 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.

Justin Maxwell CF/RF KC 6 Months

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.

Justin Maxwell CF/RF KC 8 Months

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.