Xavier Paul LF ARI 15 Days

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.

Xavier Paul LF ARI 5 Months

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.

Xavier Paul LF ARI 6 Months

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.

Xavier Paul LF ARI 6 Months

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.

Xavier Paul LF ARI Jul 10 '13

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.

Xavier Paul LF ARI Jul 08 '13

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 ARI Jul 06 '13

Xavier Paul has been scratched from Saturday's lineup with a right shoulder injury.

Paul was injured in the ninth inning of Friday's loss and is considered day-to-day. Derrick Robinson is starting in left field Saturday against the Mariners.

Xavier Paul LF ARI Jun 05 '13

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.