ANAHEIM -- Outfielder Justin Maxwell, designated for assignment by the Royals on May 16, cleared waivers Friday and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha.
"He gives us some depth," GM Dayton Moore said. "He just needs to get some consistent at-bats and once he does that, there's certainly a good opportunity for him to contribute to our success this year. He just needs to play."
Maxwell, 29, hit .138 in 16 games for the Royals this season. He was acquired from the Astros in a Trade Deadline deal last season, and hit .241 in 40 games since.
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