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  • Jimmy Paredes: Signs to play in South Korea

    Paredes signed a one-year, $800,000 contract to play for the Doosan Bears in South Korea, the Yonhap New Agency reports.

    Paredes played in Japan last season for the Chiba Lotte Marines, but had just a .634 OPS. At age 29 next season, it doesn't look like he'll play in MLB again.

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  • Jimmy Paredes: Signs to play in Japan

    Paredes signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million with the Chiba Lotte Marines, the Japan Times reports.

    Paredes hit .222/.253/.367 with five home runs in 158 at-bats between the Blue Jays and the Phillies this past season. At age 28 next season, it's possible he could return to MLB if he does well in Japan.

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  • Jimmy Paredes: Elects free agency

    Paredes has elected free agency.

    Paredes was outrighted off the Phillies' roster last week. He hit .222/.253/.367 with five home runs in 158 at-bats between the Blue Jays and the Phillies this past season. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league contract with a spring training invitation this offseason.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Outrighted to Triple-A on Friday

    Paredes was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

    After being claimed off waivers by Philadelphia, Paredes could only muster a .222 batting average over 150 plate appearances, leaving the Phillies no choice but to cast him off the 40-man roster as they develop their younger alternatives. Paredes does have a history of solid contributions as a designated hitter and has some defensive versatility, so there's a decent chance that he could find his way back to the majors in some capacity in 2017.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Gets third straight start Sunday

    Paredes will start in left field and bat second in the order Sunday against the Mets.

    With Roman Quinn (oblique) shut down for the final few games of the season, Paredes has picked up three starts in a row in left field. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to mean much for his long-term outlook with Philadelphia. Across 163 plate appearances with the Blue Jays and Phillies this season, Paredes has slashed a middling .226/.259/.374.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Has game-winning pinch-hit single Friday

    Paredes hit a game-winning, pinch-hit single in the 13th inning Friday versus the Marlins, sending the Phillies home as 4-3 winners.

    Paredes was able to plate Peter Bourjos with one out in the 13th, his 18th RBI of the season. The 27-year-old is slashing .228/.258/.386 overall during his stints with the Blue Jays and Phillies in 2016.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Out of Friday's lineup

    Paredes is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.

    Paredes had started three of Philadelphia's last four games, but will sit out of Friday. Over said outings, Paredes managed to record just two hits across 10 at-bats. Paredes will be replaced by Darin Ruf in the outfield.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Homers Sunday

    Paredes went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI in a 7-6 victory over the Rockies on Sunday.

    Paredes got the start in left field Sunday and has now started two of the Phillies' last four games. He may have earned a little more playing time with Sunday's performance, but is still going to be in a timeshare with Peter Bourjos, Aaron Altherr and Tyler Goeddel in the corner-outfield spots. Altherr and Bourjos are expected to see the majority of the playing time.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Remains on roster

    The Phillies optioned Cody Asche to Triple-A, meaning Paredes spot on the roster is safe for now, Matt Gelb of the Philly Inquirer reports.

    Paredes is struggling in his short stint this year with the Phillies, hitting just .200 with three home runs and nine RBI in 95 at-bats. If Asche begins to hit the ball better at Triple-A, he may come back to Philadelphia and take Paredes spot on the roster.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Roster spot in jeopardy

    Paredes could lose his roster spot when Peter Bourjos returns from the disabled list, Jim Salibury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

    Bourjos could return to the Phillies as soon as Friday. Paredes has just 44 at-bats since the beginning of July and has hit .136 with a .496 OPS and two home runs over that span.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Launches second homer of season Sunday

    Paredes hit a solo homer in his only at-bat Sunday at the Braves.

    Paredes launched his second homer of the campaign in the eighth inning, providing the only run the Phillies would score in a 2-1 loss. Despite the bomb, the part-timer finished a dreadful July in which he only collected four hits in 27 at-bats.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Two hits Wednesday

    Paredes went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 11-1 loss to the Marlins.

    Paredes got the start in right field Wednesday with Peter Bourjos sidelined due to a shoulder injury. Paredes won't get increased playing time even though Bourjos is expected to hit the disabled list, as Aaron Altherr is set to return from the DL Thursday and he should see the majority of the starts in right field moving forward.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Makes rare start Saturday

    Paredes went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Rockies.

    Paredes has seen his playing time cut significantly of late with Cody Asche and Peter Bourjos playing well. He has just 17 at-bats in the Phillies last 19 games.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Not in Monday's lineup

    Paredes is not in the lineup Monday against Arizona, Steve Gross of the Morning Call reports.

    Paredes will sit for the second time in four days as the Phillies go up against right-hander Shelby Miller. Paredes is a markedly better hitter against righties for his career, but he'll be replaced in right field by Peter Bourjos on Monday.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Homers Sunday

    Paredes went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

    Paredes has four hits in 13 at-bats since joining the Phillies. The team is looking for offense and is giving him a chance to see some playing time in right field along with Tyler Goeddel.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Starts in right field for third time in four games

    Paredes will draw the start in right field and bat fifth in the order Sunday against the Brewers.

    Since acquiring Paredes on June 1, the Phillies have wasted no time deploying the switch-hitting utility player in their lineup. While Paredes offers the ability to play the infield, his easiest avenue to playing time is in the corner outfield, where the Phillies have struggled to get production all season. He's only gone 2-for-8 and has struck out five times in his previous two starts, but Paredes should have an extended opportunity to showcase his talents. Tyler Goeddel will continue to lose out on at-bats while Paredes sees regular action.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Will start Thursday

    Paredes is in the lineup and batting third for Thursday's game against the Brewers Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    A day after being acquired from the Blue Jays, Paredes will receive his first start in right field in the series opener against Milwaukee. Paredes is hitting .250/.333/.500 with one home run and two RBI in eight MLB games this season.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Path to playing time unclear

    Manager Pete Mackanin said Paredes could receive more playing time than Emmanuel Burris, the player he replaced on the Phillies' active roster, Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call reports.

    Burriss was restricted to a pinch hitting role and had just 36 plate appearances in 27 games. That is a low bar for Paredes to clear. He can play in the outfield in addition to second and third base. His clearest path to playing time may be at second base if Cesar Hernandez continues his mediocre performance. For now, it seems Paredes will be limited to pinch hitting and occasional spot starts.

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  • Phillies' Jimmy Paredes: Acquired from the Blue Jays

    The Phillies have acquired Paredes from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

    Paredes was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays earlier this week. The Phillies can use more offense and could give Paredes a chance to earn playing time at second base or in the outfield. He hit .275/.310/.416 with 10 home runs for the Orioles last season, but has seen limited action this year since returning from a wrist injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Haina, DR
Age: 33
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: S, R