Justin Maxwell is adjusting well to his new role with the Nationals, even though it’s only been a couple of days.
He’s also adjusting to being a first time father, but more on that in a moment.
Manny Acta told the 25-year-old he would primarily be coming off the bench as a defensive replacement.
Last night Justin entered the game in the 8th inning as a pinch runner for Adam Dunn, and he recorded his first major league steal.
He told me today that he had the green light, which is different from when he first came up in 2007.
Nats Acting GM Mike Rizzo described Justin Maxwell as not only a player with great tools, but also someone with good character, which is important to the organization.
Justin and his wife Loren are the proud parents of a 5-month-old son named Jaidon.
Justin loves being a new daddy and he’s glad he can spend time with the rest of his family while playing here in DC.