Maxwell was released so that he could sign with a team in Korea, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Maxwell had signed a minor league contract with Boston during the offseason and hit .219 in 61 games for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Maxwell signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Maxwell was released by the Marlins on Tuesday after posting a .227 batting average this spring. There isn't a spot for him on the major league roster, so he'll likely head to Triple-A Pawtucket to act as organizational outfield depth.
Maxwell has been granted his release from the Marlins, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Coming off a poor season with San Francisco, the 32-year-old Maxwell posted a .227/.320/.545 slash line in 22 at-bats in the Grapefruit League this spring. He'll likely re-sign with the Marlins in a few days if he can't locate a team that wants him on the Opening Day roster.
Maxwell agreed to a minor league contract with the Marlins on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Maxwell struggled mightily at the plate with the Giants this season, slashing .209/.275/.341 in 100 games, leading to his eventual removal from the team's 40-man roster in September. He has never enjoyed too much success at the major league level outside of slugging 18 homers in 2012, but he could have a chance to make the big league roster out of spring training.
The Giants have promoted second baseman Nick Noonan from Triple-A Sacramento and designated for assignment veteran outfielder Justin Maxwell to create a space on the roster. Noonan owns a .261/.310/.338 slash line in the minors this season. A current 1-for-19 skid prompted the demotion of Maxwell.
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