The Royals have signed outfielder Mitch Maier , according to the Kansas City Star. Maier will report to Double-A. He's played 360 games in the majors, all of which came with Kansas City. Maier has a career .248 average over 977 at-bats.
The Cubs have released outfielder Mitch Maier . Maier had been in the team's minor-league system after being cut during spring. Maier last appeared in the majors in 2012. He hit .172 in 64 at-bats with the Royals this season.
The Cubs optioned five players to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, including outfielder Brett Jackson, infielders Josh Vitters and Christian Villanueva and pitchers Zac Rosscup and Arodys Vizcaino. The team also reassigned catcher Rafael Lopez, outfielder Mitch Maier and pitcher Armando Rivero to minor-league camp.
The Cubs signed outfielder Mitch Maier to a minor-league contract Thursday. Maier, a former Royal, spent last season in the Red Sox organization, hitting .310 with three homers and an .882 OPS in 113 at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox re-assigned outfielder Mitch Maier to minor-league camp Saturday, according to the Providence Journal. Maier dealt with a sprained left wrist during camp and was held to just 16 games. He hit .346/.433/.385 in 26 at-bats before being sent down.