Athletics

MLB rumors: Bruce Maxwell signs minor league deal in Mexican League

Athletics

For Bruce Maxwell, there's finally a bit of good news.

The embattled former A's catcher has signed a minor league deal with Lideres Monclova of the Mexican League.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser was first to report that Maxwell had a deal in the Mexican League. MLB Network's Jon Heyman was the first to identify the team.

During the 2017 season, Maxwell made waves by becoming the first baseball player to kneel during the national anthem in an attempt to bring awareness to social injustices.

A little more than a month later, Maxwell was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct after he allegedly pointed a gun at a food delivery person at his Arizona home.

Maxwell appeared in 18 games for the A's in 2018 and hit .182/.207/.309 during that span with four doubles and one home run. He was sent to Triple-A Nashville in early June, and finished the season there.

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Following the conclusion of the 2018 season, Maxwell was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the A's and he elected to become a free agent. In December, Maxwell reportedly fired his agent.

 

Now, the 28-year-old will try to rebuild his value and appeal in the Mexican League.