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Maxwell accepts assignment to Triple-A

Maxwell accepts assignment to Triple-A

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."

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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.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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