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Marlins' Justin Maxwell: Signs with Marlins
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.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
2B Nick Noonan up, OF Justin Maxwell down for Giants
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.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Justin Maxwell powers Giants to win over D-Backs on Sunday
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell went 1 for 4 at the plate Sunday and he used the one hit to help propel the Giants to a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Maxwell hit a solo home run in the second inning off Patrick Corbin for his only hit of the game. It was his seventh home run of the season. Prior to Sunday's win, Maxwell was hitting .233 with one triple and two RBI in his last 11 games.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Giants LF Justin Maxwell falls home run shy of the cycle
Giants left fielder Justin Maxwell was phenomenal against the Phillies on Friday.] Maxwell went 4 for 4 with a single, two doubles and a triple. He recorded two RBI and fell a home run shy of the cycle. Maxwell now has a slash line of .218/.269/.365 for the season.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Giants OF Justin Maxwell rips two-run home run on Saturday
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell came off the bench and delivered a key two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Dodgers. Maxwell was inserted into the game after left fielder Nori Aoki was forced to leave following the first inning with a leg contusion. Maxwell came up in the fifth inning with the score tied 2-2. He launched a Carlos Frias pitch over the wall for a go-ahead two-run shot, his sixth of the season. It was his only hit of the game, but it proved to be the game-winner, as the Giants held on for the 6-2 victory. "He's a threat. That's why he's good to have in the lineup," manager Bruce Bochy said, per MLB.com.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Giants OF Justin Maxwell hits homer in win over Mets
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell hit his fifth home run of the season during Wednesday night's 8-5 victory over the Mets. Maxwell has now hit two home runs in his past four games. He finished the game 1 for 4 from the plate. He now has a slash line of .240/.298/.403.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Gregor Blanco scratched from Giants' lineup for Justin Maxwell
Gregor Blanco was initially listed at right field in the Giants lineup for Tuesday night. The Giants pulled Blanco from the lineup, however, replacing him with Justin Maxwell. Blanco was scratched due to concussion symptoms. He was hit by a throw during batting practice on Monday and had a spell prior to Tuesday's game, per beat writer Andrew Baggarly.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Giants OF Justin Maxwell blasts first home run in over a month
It had been a while since Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell went deep. In fact, entering Friday's game against the Phillies, Maxwell had not homered since April 25 in Colorado. But that came to an end on Friday. Maxwell, getting the start for the injured Hunter Pence, went 2 for 4 with his fourth home run of the season. His fourth-inning blast was a two-run shot that tied the game at three, and ended a 27-game homer-less drought. The Giants would go on to win 5-4.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Giants expecting less playing time for OF Maxwell, Blanco
Now that outfielder Hunter Pence has returned to the Giants' lineup, manager Bruce Bochy admitted that playing time will be squeezed for Justin Maxwell and Gregor Blanco, per the San Francisco Chronicle. Maxwell had opened some eyes with good defense, but struggled offensively in May, making it easier to move him to the bench in favor of Pence. Blanco is hitting .266 in 32 games and will continue to be valuable bench piece moving forward. "It'll be up to me to keep these guys sharp," Bochy said. "They know Hunter's going to be out there every day, and Angel (Pagan). I'm going to have to get creative in left field."
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Giants' Justin Maxwell yet to take off offensively in May
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell has hit just .219/.257/.250 with no home runs and one stolen base in 32 at-bats in May. There was talk in late April of Maxwell sticking as a regular in the lineup upon Hunter Pence's return, but his production has turned south over the last two weeks, with his current .714 OPS representing his lowest mark since joining the lineup on a regular basis. He'll look for more success when the Giants travel to Houston and Cincinnati this week.