• by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier signs with Royals

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Cubs release outfielder Mitch Maier

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Cubs cut eight from major-league camp

    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.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Cubs take a flier on Mitch Maier

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier sent down to minors

    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.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier back after long absence

    Red Sox outfielder Mitch Maier made a pinch-hit appearance during Saturday's exhibition game against Minnesota after missing more than two weeks of playing time with a wrist injury. Maier tallied a single in his lone at-bat and also played center field during his first outing since March 15.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier limited by severe sprain

    An MRI exam on Red Sox outfielder Mitch Maier's ailing left wrist confirmed a severe sprain and there is no timetable for his return to baseball activities, WEEI.com reports. Maier suffered the injury while attempting to make a diving catch during last Friday's Grapefruit League contest. He will remain in a splint for now and his chances of making the opening day roster appear over.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier to miss a few days with sprained wrist

    Red Sox outfielder Mitch Maier suffered a sprained left wrist injury in Friday's Grapefruit League contest against the Twins. Maier sustained the injury trying to make a diving catch and felt it again after hitting a single later in the game. He is expected to miss a few days of action, according to the Boston Globe.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Mitch Maier out with hand injury

    Red Sox outfielder Mitch Maier left Friday's Grapefruit League game against Baltimore in the third inning with a left-hand issue. He suffered the injury on a sliding catch of J.J. Hardy's line drive and was removed. "I feel like I jammed it and kind of rolled it under me," said Maier, who is expected to have X-rays. He finished 1 for 1 before the early departure.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Maier released by Royals

    The Royals released outfielder Mitch Maier as he was not placed on the offseason 40-man roster and requested free agency. Roman Colon was also granted his release after he finished the season with Triple-A Omaha.