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A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested in Scottsdale

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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell (13) watches the ball during an at bat against the San Francisco Giants at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on July 31, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday night. As confirmed by the Scottsdale Police Department via Kurt Chirbas, Maxwell was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. Reports claim that a food delivery woman stated Maxwell pointed a gun at her.Maxwell was also in the news earlier in the week for another incident involving members of the food service industry. Maxwell was in Huntsville, Alabama when a waiter reportedly refused him service for kneeling during the national anthem to protest inequality.

On the field in 2017, Maxwell batted .237 and caught 28% of would-be base stealers. He took over starting catcher duties in June after the A’s designated Stephen Vogt for assignment.

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