Xavier Paul LF BAL 8 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 BAL 9 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 BAL 10 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.