Paredes was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday but will remain at the Tigers' alternate training site. A positive COVID-19 test cost Paredes most of summer camp, though he likely wouldn't have been a favorite for a roster spot even if healthy. He's yet to reach Triple-A but did record a solid .282/.368/.416 slash line in 127 games for Double-A Erie last year.
The Tigers plan to proceed slowly with Paredes due to the time he's missed over the spring and early summer, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Back in late February, Paredes missed some time in camp due to a sore right shoulder. The 21-year-old also has missed time since the team started summer camp, and he acknowledged that was due to a positive COVID-19 test. He was cleared to rejoin the team Friday and said he's feeling better, but the team won't rush him along. "He's missed a lot of time," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We're going to let him ease back into this thing. He needs to get back into baseball shape, so we don't expect him to do too much here." Parades has yet to appear above Double-A, so he was unlikely to debut in the majors this year anyway, but his lost offseason should pretty much guarantee that he won't see MLB action until 2021 at the earliest.
Paredes (undisclosed) was cleared to join his teammates Friday. Paredes had been on the 10-day injured list for unspecified reasons. He'll be part of the Tigers' player pool this season but isn't a strong candidate for big-league at-bats, as he's yet to reach Triple-A.
Paredes was placed on the 10-day injured list for undisclosed reasons Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. The Tigers wouldn't legally be allowed to confirm whether or not Paredes' absence is related to COVID-19. It's not clear when Paredes is expected to return to the field, though he's unlikely to play a major role in Detroit this season even if healthy, as he's yet to advance beyond Double-A.
Paredes will probably get 400-500 at-bats at the Triple-A level before making his MLB debut, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Paredes would have likely made his MLB debut at some point this season if there was a normal schedule, but with play currently delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's unclear how soon he'll be able to log those Triple-A at-bats. The 21-year-old has never appeared above Double-A, so it makes sense that the Tigers want to get him some extended time at Triple-A before pushing him to the majors. Paredes may now have to wait until 2021 for his big league debut.