One #Royals rumor as I leave the winter meetings: Talking to the Dodgers about trading OF Justin Maxwell for INF Dee Gordon.
CBSSports.com "The Royals have acquired outifelder Justin Maxwell form the Astros reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler and Jon Heyman have confirmed. Maxwell 29 is batting .241/.311/.387 with two homers in 40 games this season. For his career he owns an OPS+ of 96 across parts..." July 31
Houston Chronicle "The Astros announced Friday that center fielder Justin Maxwell, who fractured his left hand on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch, is estimated to return to competition in 4-6 weeks. Lefthanded pitcher Rudy Owens, who’s on the club’s 40-man roster and assigned to Class AAA Oklahoma City, has a..." April 26
Houston Chronicle "The 2013 season was supposed to be Justin Maxwell’s best chance to be an everyday MLB outfielder. The 29-year-old Maxwell fulfilled his initial part of the deal. Quickly moving past a rough spring training, he was one of the Astros’ best early-season hitters and one of only four players to..." April 24
Houston Chronicle "Fewer options may actually benefit a small group of players in Astros’ camp. As the date nears for the first cuts of the pre-season, there is a handful of players who likely won’t be packing their bags in that initial round. In fact, these nine players will get long and even extra looks and their..." February 26
Houston Chronicle "Justin Maxwell did exactly what a four-year veteran is supposed to do a week before the Astros’ first official spring training workout for the 2013 season. The center fielder casually shagged fly balls, threw light batting practice and offered up simple tips about a complex game — all with his..." February 10