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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell is back in the starting lineup Monday agianst the Padres, sending Gregor Blanco to the bench.
Maxwell got the day off Sunday after starting five of the last seven games. He is hitting .241 with three home runs and nine RBI in 58 at-bats this season.
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Maxwell has made nine straight starts in right field thanks to a hot start with the bat, but he's hitless in 11 at-bats in his last three games and just 2 for 21 in his last five games. Gregor Blanco will draw the start in right field and bat eighth.
The Giants (-105) are a coin flip with the Angels (-105) Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
The Giants outfield is getting more crowded with the news that Brandon Belt will see more time in left field, and manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Justin Maxwell will continue to receive regular playing time when Hunter Pence returns from the disabled list, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
"There’s no way you can take Maxwell out of the lineup right now," Bochy said. "You’ve got to find a place to put him, with the way he’s been swinging."
Maxwell, who homered Saturday, has hit .308/.400/.615 with three home runs and nine RBI in 39 at-bats. Bochy mentioned the possibility of Maxwell and Pence manning the corners while center fielder Angel Pagan gets days off here and there.
"I could keep them all going, keep them all fresh," Bochy said.
If everyone's healthy, it appears that Nori Aoki could see the starkest reduction in playing time, despite him posting a .303/.391/.382 line with five stolen bases in 76 at-bats while serving as the team's regular leadoff batter.
Giants right fielder Justin Maxwell went 1 for 6 at the plate in San Francisco's 5-4 win over the Rockies Saturday in 11 innings.
Maxwell ripped a 2-2 pitch from Scott Oberg over the right field wall to drive home Buster Posey, his third home run of the year. Maxwell, who also struck out twice, is hitting .308 with nine RBI in 39 at-bats this season.
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell earned his fourth straight start Friday against the Rockies.
He is batting .417 (5 for 12) with one triple, one home run and three RBI in his last four games. He also had the game-winning hit in the 10th inning Thursday against the Dodgers.
"Right now with the way he's playing, he's earned it," manager Bruce Bochy said, per CSN Bay Area. "I like his at-bats, and not just the hit to win the game, but the quality of the at-bats has been very good. I look at the patience he's shown, particularly with two strikes. He's not panicking. He's quiet up there and not expanding the zone. He's keeping his composure up there. He's not chasing."
Giants outfielder Justin Maxwell hit an RBI walk-off single in the 10th inning to defeat the Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday.
Maxwell’s single scored Angel Pagan, who led the bottom half of the inning off with a single to left field. Maxwell finished the game 2 for 5 and is now batting .300/.400/.500.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that outfielder Justin Maxwell will earn another start Wednesday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers based on his performance, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Maxwell came up big at the plate Tuesday night, launching a two-run home run in the eighth inning to break the game open against Los Angeles. He added a triple and finished 2 for 3 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBI in a 6-2 victory. He is hitting .318 with one home run, four RBI and a .423 on-base percentage in 13 games.
|Minor League Batting Stats|
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|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||3||10||1||2||1||0||0||0||--||3||0||0||.200||.200||.300|
|2013||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||6||21||1||1||0||0||0||2||1||8||1||0||.048||.087||.048|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||8||28||5||5||0||0||1||3||3||6||0||0||.179||.250||.286|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||56||207||32||59||11||1||8||29||20||75||3||2||.285||.352||.464|