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Athletics Catcher Bruce Maxwell Arrested On Gun Charge

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It’s been a pretty eventful six weeks for Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell.

It all started on September 23, when Maxwell made national headlines by becoming the first- and only- Major League Baseball player to kneel for the National Anthem.

Maxwell was back at it less than a week ago, claiming that he was denied service by a pro-Trump waiter in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Maxwell said, “He (the waiter) was like, ‘You’re the guy that took the knee?’ He goes, ‘I voted for Trump and I stand for everything he stands for.'”

Matt Henry, the 42-year-old Keegan’s Public House waiter, denied Maxwell’s allegation.

“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was. This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”

Now, Maxwell’s making the news again- this time for something much more serious.

Multiple outlets on Sunday reported that Maxwell was arrested Saturday night at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, after police received a call about an individual with a gun.

Maxwell allegedly pointed his firearm at a female food delivery driver, and was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.

TMZ Sports is credited with the initial report of the arrest.

Here’s Maxwell’s booking photo:

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According to the New York Post, Maxwell showed signs of intoxication (which is easily seen in the photo above) during his run-in with the cops, as well as yelling often and making anti-police statements.

Maxwell, 26, hit .237 in 219 at-bats for Oakland in 2017 with three homers and 22 RBIs.

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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