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Bruce Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault on Saturday


Athletics’ catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon around 6 PM PST on Saturday after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman who delivered food to his house in Scottsdale, Ariz. Maxwell was also charged with disorderly conduct. He’s currently in custody, where TMZ reports he is awaiting his first appearance before a judge. The Athletics have not yet addressed the arrest or divulged any additional details about the nature of the incident.

The Scottsdale police department released a statement following Maxwell’s arrest:

Maxwell, 26, was thrust into the spotlight in September after he became the first major league player to publicly protest racial injustice and police brutality against Black people by kneeling during the national anthem. In October, he was reportedly refused service by Matthew Henry, a restaurant server in Huntsville, Ala., in direct response to Maxwell’s decision to kneel. That account has since been denied by Henry.

More details will be revealed as they become available.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.