Last week, Maxwell claimed a waiter in his Alabama hometown denied him service, a claim the waiter has since denied.
“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting, as he was given full service; I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry of Keegan’s Public House said in an interview. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”
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The 26-year-old Maxwell hit .237 with three home runs and 22 RBIs in 76 games this season, and analysts projected him to be Oakland's starting catcher next year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.