Justin Maxwell just signed with the KBO Busan Lotte Giants

(Translated, via SK media outlet naver sports.)

This just in, Justin Maxwell will be playing with the KBO Busan Lotte Giants this season, the reported contract made was said to be on a one-year deal worth an estimated 327 million Won (280,000 USD), with additional performance incentives included. The Maryland native, Justin Maxwell, is expected to join the team some time next week… according to sports naver link above.

The Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate, Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, placed Justin Maxwell on the temporary inactive list in July 4th, but was eventually released for him to have an opportunity to play overseas.

The 32 year old Maxwell played for 7 years at the Major league level, playing for 4 different organizations (Nationals, Royals, Astros, and the Giants), and is a career .220 hitter in the big leagues, with 41 homeruns and 133 RBI’s compiled… though, he has shown some bit of pop in year 2012 playing for the Houston Astros, blasting 18 homeruns in 315 AB’s.

In the wake of Busan Lotte Giants outfielder Jim Adduci’s (now former) release due to a failed doping test conducted by KADA (Korean Anti-Doping Agency) last week, resulting a 36 game ban and was eventually released by the team… the Lotte Giants has been forced to look for foreign outfield help elsewhere… due to a 3 foreign player limit quota required on the active roster, and, also, a needed offensive boost in the lineup.

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