Xavier Paul LF CIN 5 Months
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]."
Xavier Paul LF CIN 6 Months
Xavier Paul hit a three-run home run for his only hit of the night in the Reds' loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.
Paul has filled in admirably for the Reds in left field in Ryan Ludwick's absence, posting a .276/.382/.438 line in 45 games. With Ludwick still sidelined for the foreseeable future, Paul should continue to get the lion's share of playing time in left.
Xavier Paul LF CIN 7 Months
Xavier Paul has hit whenever he's been called upon by the Reds, slashing .270/.400/.405 over 90 plate appearances.
Since he was called up by the Reds last July, Paul has hit as well as any reserve outfielder, batting .294/.389/.438 with four homers and 20 RBI in 160 at-bats. Paul has cost Cincy four runs below replacement defensively in limited opportunities this year, so he'll have to keep his lumber warm to steal at-bats.
Xavier Paul LF CIN Nov 28 '11
Pirates released OF Xavier Paul.
Paul's nightmare offseason continues. His name was used in an identity hoax earlier this month in Australia, the Pirates DFA'd him 10 days ago, and now he's been given his walking papers. MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch writes that the Pirates expressed interest in Paul returning, but he cannot resign with the organization until May 16, per baseball rules, which makes a reunion unlikely. The 26-year-old outfielder batted .255/.292/.346 with two homers, 20 RBI, 16 stolen bases and a .638 OPS over 262 plate appearances this season between the Dodgers and Pirates.