Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 2 days ago

Paredes will serve as the DH for the second straight game Sunday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Paredes has now started each game he's been available for the Orioles, but will move up to second in the order Sunday afternoon. He went 2-for-5 at the dish with a double and a run scored Saturday.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 3 days ago

Paredes has been activated from the DL and will DH Saturday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

This might be an earlier return than the Orioles planned, as Paredes is returning to replace the injured Jonathan Schoop. Paredes has only played DH for three games in his career, so they're likely playing it safe for now with him.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 5 days ago

Paredes (back) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Paredes is scheduled to move his assignment up to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, indicating that it won't be long before he joins the Orioles. He may be available at the beginning of next week, but he probably won't get regular at-bats once he's with the big-league club. While the Orioles have a clear need for another right-handed bat in the outfield, Paredes is 17-for-101 (.168 batting average) from the right side of the plate in his career, with 29 strikeouts and just one home run.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 6 days ago

Paredes (back) played right field Wednesday and will take batting practice and meet with manager Buck Showalter before deciding whether he will go on a rehab assignment that day or Friday instead, MASN Sports reports.

Paredes is starting to close in on a return after beginning the season on the disabled list. It appears the earliest would be some point next week assuming his back suffers no setbacks, but a more concrete timetable should emerge as that time nears.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 1 week ago

Paredes (back) will play in a game Monday in Fort Myers and could go on a rehab assignment with High-A Frederick shortly thereafter, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

It sounds like he is making good progress in his recovery, and barring a setback, he should come off the DL in a week or two. At that point he is likely ticketed for a bench role in Baltimore.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 2 weeks ago

Paredes (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Paredes won't be eligible to return until Apr. 16, as he last played in a major-league spring training game Wednesday. Once healthy, he figures to occupy a role on the Orioles' bench.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 2 weeks ago

Paredes reported improvement with his back injury Saturday but is still expected to start the season on the DL, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Paredes was swinging it well before going down with the back strain, hitting safely in each of his final five spring games. Unfortunately, since he last played Mar. 31, the team will only be able to backdate his DL stint to Apr. 1, making Apr. 16 an earliest possible activation date.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Paredes is expected to begin the season on the disabled list due to a lower-back strain, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Paredes' injury must have popped up recently, and it appears the issue will carry over into the regular season. While it will likely keep him from cracking the Orioles' Opening Day roster, his performance this spring could result in him claiming a bench utility role with the club when he does return.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 4 weeks ago

Paredes went 1-for-3 with a double and a run and remains in a battle for the last roster spot this spring, MASN Sports reports.

Paredes has been a monster offensively this spring, slashing .424/.429/.697 in 33 at-bats this spring. He brings offensive skills, but offers little defensively. It is thought he could contribute defensively at third base, and it might work if the Orioles choose to use Alejandro De Aza as the backup in centerfield and leave David Lough off the roster.

Jimmy Paredes 3B BAL 1 month ago

Paredes homered and drove in five runs in Monday's Grapefruit League game and manager Buck Showalter notes defense is looking better this spring, MASN Sports reports.

Of the Orioles in camp who have not secured a roster spot, Paredes has the best bat. The problem is his defense. Ryan Flaherty and Everth Cabrera are superior defenders to Paredes. What could help Paredes is that he is out of minor league options. If he cannot make Baltimore's roster, Paredes would be exposed to waivers and another team might take a chance on his bat. Paredes is 9-for-21 with seven RBIs this spring.