The Royals have acquired outifelder Justin Maxwell form the Astros reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler and Jon Heyman have confirmed.

Maxwell 29 is batting .241/.311/.387 with two homers in 40 games this season. For his career he owns an OPS+ of 96 across parts of five major-league seasons.

Maxwell is capable of playing all three outfield positions. Potentially the right-handed-hitting Maxwell could form a platoon with Jarrod Dyson in center for Kansas City in addition to providing depth at the corners.