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  1. Justin Maxwell accepts assignment to Triple-A Omaha

    May 23, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals

    Mired in offensive turmoil, Justin Maxwell will try to figure things out at Triple-A Omaha.

  2. Royals designate Justin Maxwell for assignment

    May 16, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians

    What a difference a year makes for Justin Maxwell.

  3. What on earth are the Royals doing now?

    Feb 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    When the Royals re-signed Bruce Chen to a one-year, $4.25 million contract this week, it was generally met with tepid approval. One could argue that he’s 90 percent of the pitcher Jason Vargas is for half of the salary and one-quarter the commitment. So, that’s not bad. But then came the fallout. First, it was…

  4. Royals avoid arbitration with outfielder Justin Maxwell

    Jan 21, 2014, 6:33 PM EDT

    justin maxwell getty

    From the Royals’ official Twitter account … #Royals agree to terms with OF Justin Maxwell on a one-year contract for 2014, avoiding arbitration. — Kansas City Royals (@Royals) January 21, 2014 No word yet on the financial terms but it will be a big raise either way for Maxwell, who made the MLB minimum in…

  5. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  6. Rays and Indians both win to maintain their respective leads in the AL Wild Card race

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians

    The Rays defeated the Orioles 3-1 this afternoon behind a strong start from Enny Romero in his Major League debut. The left-hander, who spent most of the season with Double-A Montgomery, shut out the O’s in four and two-thirds innings, allowing just one hit while walking four and failing to record a strikeout. The Rays…

  7. Justin Maxwell hits walk-off grand slam as Royals defeat Rangers, clinch AL West for Athletics

    Sep 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” was the theme today as Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning against the Rangers, clinching the AL West for the Athletics in the process. The Athletics entered the afternoon with a magic number of one, meaning that either a Rangers…

  8. The Royals finally use the disabled list again

    Aug 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Getz, Adam Dunn

    But, don’t worry, it’s just for Chris Getz. The major criticism with the Royals’ decision to buy and not sell at the trade deadline was that they did nothing to address the black hole in their lineup at second base. Now they’ll be forced to try something a little different after Getz suffered a sprained…

  9. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  10. HBT’s Trade Deadline Wrapup

    Jul 31, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    jake peavy white sox getty

    The non-waiver trade deadline hit at 4PM EDT today. It was pretty uneventful compared to years past, with lots of chatter but very few deals. Here’s what we had go down today before the non-waiver trade deadline: The Dodgers acquired Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named; The Orioles receive Bud…

  11. Orioles land Bud Norris from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

    bud norris getty

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are in the process of finalizing a deal that would net them Bud Norris from Houston in return for outfielder L.J. Hoes and a second player. The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly says the second player is left-hander Josh Hader. The Astros will also get a competitive balance pick…

  12. Royals acquire Justin Maxwell from Astros

    Jul 31, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have picked up outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Astros. The Kansas City Star’s Bob Dutton confirmed the deal, adding that the Astros are getting right-hander Kyle Smith in return. Maxwell gives the Royals another outfield option with David Lough having cooled off of late. With Lorenzo Cain primarily…

  13. Kyle Kendrick diagnosed with “mild” concussion

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Kyle Kendrick, Stephen Fife, A.J. Ellis

    Kyle Kendrick was hit on the back of the helmet by a pitch while batting yesterday and the Phillies right-hander has been diagnosed with a “mild” concussion. Of course, because so-called “mild” concussions are still brain injuries that label tends not to mean a whole lot, as Justin Maxwell of the Astros proved most recently.…

  14. Justin Maxwell placed on concussion disabled list

    Jun 30, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    justin maxwell getty

    From Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle comes word that the Astros have placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Jimmy Paredes was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding roster move. Maxwell has been experiencing headaches and other post-concussion symptoms since banging his head on the right field grass…

  15. Justin Maxwell hoping to avoid concussion disabled list

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Houston Astros

    Keeping in mind that return timetables for concussions are rarely accurate, Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell is hoping to avoid the seven-day concussion disabled list and be available as soon as Friday. Maxwell suffered what the Astros are calling a “mild” concussion when he dove for a ball Tuesday night, but Richard Dean of CSNHouston.com reports…

  16. Justin Maxwell suffered a “mild” concussion last night

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Houston Astros

    Justin Maxwell left last night’s game in the fourth inning after the Astros outfielder suffered an apparent concussion attempting to make a diving catch. Maxwell, who was just activated from the disabled list last week after missing two months with a fractured hand, came down face-first into the ground and was down for more than…

  17. Astros activate Justin Maxwell from the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    Justin Maxwell hit just .128 in 11 games while on a minor-league rehab assignment for a fractured left hand, but the Astros have activated him from the disabled list anyway. Maxwell has been out for nearly two months and in his absence Brandon Barnes has played well as the Astros’ starting center fielder, so it’ll…

  18. Justin Maxwell expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Apr 26, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    Justin Maxwell fractured his left hand in Tuesday’s game and the Astros announced today that he’s expected to miss 4-6 weeks. In his place the Astros have turned to prospect Robbie Grossman as their starting center fielder. Maxwell was all about power and range, which helped cancel out a .230 batting average, .301 on-base percentage,…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 5, Rangers 4: Howie Kendrick with two homers, including the walkoff in the 11th. Kendrick after the game: “It’s a great feeling to know that you can leave the other team on the field” I hope someone brings the Rangers some food overnight. Maybe go back to their hotel, get guys a change of…

  20. Astros lose center fielder Justin Maxwell to a fractured hand

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Justin Maxwell

    The Astros got a win over the Mariners on Tuesday to improve to 6-14 on the season, but they announced afterwards that center fielder Justin Maxwell suffered a fractured hand in the game. Maxwell was injured on a bases-loaded HBP in the third. It scored the Astros’ third and final run of the game in…

  21. Yu Darvish loses perfect game with two outs in ninth inning

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

    darvish getty

    Yu Darvish is making it look easy in Houston. The 26-year-old right-hander has retired the first 21 batters he’s faced, and will carry a perfect game into the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. He has his entire arsenal working against a weak Astros lineup — seriously, look at this slider — and boasts a career-high 12 strikeouts through seven…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2013, 5:50 AM EDT

    Houston Astros fans celebrate Ankiel's home run during their MLB game against Texas Rangers in Houston

    Astros 8, Rangers 2: The fundamental problem with baseball opening with a lone, prime time game is that everyone is watching it. And with all of the attention on one game, people are bound to overanalyze it, draw ridiculous conclusions and reach hard to make meaningful statements because, hey, if it’s the only game it…

  23. Astros kick off the 2013 season with a victory

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros, playing their inaugural game as a member of the American League, defeated the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Opening Day in Major League Baseball. The Astros got on the board first in the fourth inning when Justin Maxwell tripled to left field on a fly ball that bounced high off of the wall…

  24. Umpires go first three outs of major league season without blowing a call

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    Andy Fletcher

    Of course, our luck ran out in the bottom of the first of Sunday night’s opener between the Rangers and Astros. With Jose Altuve on first and no outs in the frame, a Matt Harrison pitch to Brett Wallace got away from A.J. Pierzynski, causing Altuve to try for second. The throw arrived on a…

  25. Opening Night lineups: Rangers vs. Astros

    Mar 31, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    minute maid park getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Sunday night’s season-opening game between the Rangers and Astros at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET. It’s on ESPN. TEXAS RANGERS HOUSTON ASTROS 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 1. Jose Altuve, 2B 2. Elvis Andrus, SS 2. Brett Wallace, 1B 3. Lance Berkman,…

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