Gun charge forces A’s catcher Maxwell to miss series vs. Jays


    Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell will miss a four-game series at Toronto that begins Thursday as a result of he can not enter Canada whereas awaiting sentencing in Arizona on a gun-related charge.

    Athletics supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned Wednesday that Maxwell shall be on the restricted listing in the course of the series, then rejoin the A’s once they return to Oakland.

    Maxwell was arrested in Arizona in October after a meals supply particular person alleged he pointed a gun at her at his Scottsdale residence. Maxwell pleaded responsible to disorderly conduct in April and is to be sentenced on June four in Maricopa County Superior Court docket.

    Melvin mentioned Wednesday that catcher Josh Phegley shall be recalled from triple-A Nashville to take Maxwell’s place on the lively roster.



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