This week the Oakland Athletics will be headed to Toronto for a four-game set with the Blue Jays, but catcher Bruce Maxwell might not be with them.

According to reports, Maxwell’s ongoing legal issues are expected to prevent him from crossing the boarder and joining the team in the Great White North. Instead, he will likely report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Nashville, so the A’s can add another catcher.

Maxwell was arrested on aggravated assault charges in October after he pulled a gun on a food delivery person. Last month he reached a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He is still waiting sentencing for the April 13 plea agreement and the original charges including gun enhancement which makes him ineligible to enter under the Canadian immigration guidelines.

The A’s catcher was placed on probation and is required to complete community service with his formal sentencing hearing scheduled for June 4.

Major League Baseball could discipline Maxwell under the league’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy, but it is unlikely the commissioner’s office will be able to complete their investigation and hand down the discipline before the scheduled hearing date.

If Maxwell is unable to enter Canada, Oakland is likely going to send him to Triple-A to call up another catcher as the back up to Jonathan Lucroy. Under MLB rules, players must spend at least 10 days in the minors before being recalled, so Maxwell would have to wait late next week before he could return to the majors.

The 27-year old is hitting .211 with 3 RBI in 41 plate appearances this season. He gained notoriety last season when he became the first and only MLB player to kneel during the national anthem.