Report: Astros, Orioles have interest in Maxwell

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Via George King, both the Astros and Orioles have interest in Justin Maxwell. They have yet to call Brian Cashman about the right-handed hitting outfielder, however. Maxwell is out of options and can’t be sent to the minors without first clearing waivers, so the Yankees will have to decide what to do with him relatively soon. With Curtis Granderson (elbow) and Nick Swisher (knee) banged up, I’m sure they’re going to hold onto him for just a little bit longer.

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ST Game Thread: Number Two Starter
Yankees claim Craig Tatum
  • http://twitter.com/#!/cfrs15 Robert

    We could ask for a D-level prospect, but that guy is probably the best guy in the Astros system.

  • UYF1950

    My guess is that if/when the Yankees do trade Maxwell and they have the option of either Houston or Baltimore. Houston wins hands down, Showalter is not someone I think Cashman has any interest in helping out with their roster.

  • Mick

    Anyone catch the ESPN’s announcer’s discussion of Pineda during the 6th inning?

    I guess he should just pack it up and call it a career.

    • JohnC

      Who? Pineda or the announcer?

    • RetroRob

      Yeah, I heard it. They went on for five minutes about everything that could be wrong/will go wrong with Pineda, from injuries to a skill perspective, and why he should be sent to the minor leagues. Incredible.

    • Mick

      Sorry…posted this in the game thread. Don’t know how it got here.

      • RetroRob

        Shhhh…!! Now I have no excuse as to why I posted in the wrong thread.

  • Rip Torn

    maxwell for matusz, BINGO

  • STONE COLD Austin Romine

    I couldn’t stand Chris Britton.

    But getting Jaret Wright off the team (at the time) was the main objective in the last trade the Yankees made with the O’s.

    • jsbrendog

      well, in britton’s defense we did get the scranton shuttle joke out of him and his name so there’s that.

  • fin

    Maxwell, Cirvelli, Dickerson, Laird for Wieters. If we have to we can throw in Pena also.

  • RetroRob

    Maxwell for $17 million and Carlos Lee.

    • Manny’s BanWagon

      He can’t hit righties worth a crap so I’d pass.

      • RetroRob

        No need to worry. Wasn’t serious. No way the Astros are going to ship Carlos Lee and $17 million to the Yankees’ way.

  • jack knife

    hey fin in that trade throw in Romanski so he can get to another team

  • CJ

    Wouldn’t be surprised if mark Reynolds ends up on Yankees. Just the fact that Baltimore is discussing a lesser player with yanks opens the trade embargo between those two.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I could only imagine what the game threads would look like if Mark Reynolds were to be a Yankee. For the love of God, no.

      • CJ

        I’m not a fan but he’s being shopped, affordable without a lengthy contract, has big power, can play 3B and the Yankees don’t have a DH. Dontrelle Willis can come in as a DH/LOOGY at this point.