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Paul signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, which includes a spring training invite, on Thursday, Rich Dubroff of CSN reports.

Paul spent most of 2014 with the Orioles organization at Triple-A Norfolk, where he hit just .251 with 57 RBI and 12 home runs in 299 at-bats. He was released in August and quickly signed with the Diamondbacks, for whom he appeared in 14 games near the end of the season. In that stint, he was 2-for-20 at the plate with eight strikeouts. Arizona released Paul on Aug. 29, solidifying his status as a free agent this offseason.

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Paul was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Paul hasn't done much outside of pinch hit for the Diamondbacks, and is hitting just .100,.100,.143 in 20 at-bats. The 29-year-old outfielder will now need to look for work elsewhere.

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Paul's contract was selected by the Diamondbacks Friday.

Paul was just signed Thursday to a minor-league deal, but he will instead join the big-league club. He hit .254/.316/.431 at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles' organization this season, but didn't get a chance with the major-league squad due to a loaded outfield in Baltimore. Paul will now get his first chance of the year to contribute in the majors, likely serving as a bench player for the D-backs.

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Orioles reassigned OF Xavier Paul to minor league camp.

Paul never had a great shot of making the Orioles' Opening Day roster. He'll presumably open the regular season as a starting outfielder at Triple-A Norfolk.

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Xavier Paul (hand) is listed as a reserve on Tuesday.

Paul was plunked on the top of his hand in Monday's Grapefruit League game. The veteran journeyman compiled a .741 OPS in 239 trips to the plate over 97 games with the Reds last season. Inked to a minor league pact by the Orioles in December, he's trying to win a bench spot.

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Xavier Paul is getting X-rays on his right hand.

Paul took a pitch off the top of his hand in Monday's Grapefruit League game. The X-rays are precautionary. He signed a minor league contract with the Orioles in December and is trying to win a bench spot.

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Orioles signed OF Xavier Paul to a minor league contract.

The Reds non-tendered Paul on December 3. Paul played in 97 games with the Reds last season, compiling a .741 OPS in 239 trips to the plate.

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Reds non-tendered OF Xavier Paul.

Paul was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so he wasn't due a significant raise, but the Reds decided to cut him loose. The 28-year-old hit .244/.339/.402 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 97 games this past season.

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Xavier Paul (shoulder) is in the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

Paul has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the past two days due to a sore shoulder. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.

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Xavier Paul (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Paul hasn't played since last Friday, when he hurt his right shoulder while trying to make a catch in foul territory. "He'll probably be back hopefully on Wednesday," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He's able to pinch-hit [Monday]."