Paredes will start at shortstop and bat eighth against the Cardinals.
Since Niko Goodrum sustained a sprained finger Friday that resulted in his move to the injured list, the Tigers have split the starts at shortstop between Harold Castro and Paredes, who will enter the lineup for the second time in three days. Both of the right-handed Paredes' starts have come against right-handed pitching, so the Tigers don't appear to be entertaining the idea of a platoon between Paredes and the lefty-hitting Castro.
Paredes was recalled by the Tigers on Saturday.
The 22-year-old spent six days on the major-league roster earlier in June before getting optioned on Monday. He grabbed just three hits in six games and now owns a career .207/.273/.306 slash line in 132 plate appearances at the highest level. Niko Goodrum (finger) landed on the injured list in a corresponding move.
Paredes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday.
The 22-year-old was promoted from Triple-A last week and went 3-for-21 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in six appearances during his brief time with the team. Paredes could rejoin the Tigers later in the season when the team requires infield depth.
Paredes isn't starting Monday against the Royals.
Paredes had started each of the last six games, but he'll get a breather after he went 0-for-5 with two walks and two strikeouts across his last two appearances. Harold Castro will take over at third base and bat second.
Paredes is starting at shortstop Friday against the White Sox.
Paredes' starting nod at shortstop comes as a bit of a surprise given that he was called up to fill in for Jeimer Candelario (personal) at third base, and is widely expected to see the bulk of his innings at the hot corner or second base in the coming years. Per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, manager A.J. Hinch wants to give Paredes a look at shortstop, saying the prospect received "favorable reviews" during his time at the position in the minors.
The Tigers recalled Paredes from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
While he's up with the big club, Paredes should get the chance to fill in at third base for Jeimer Candelario (personal), who was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding move. Paredes maintains a .732 OPS through 125 plate appearances at Triple-A this season, but he was far less impressive at the big-league level in 2020. He slashed .220/.278/.290 in 34 games with the Tigers last season, producing only five extra-base hits (one home run, four doubles) and no stolen bases across 108 plate appearances.
Paredes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
Paredes was thought to be in the mix for a starting role despite hitting .220/.278/.290 in his 34-game debut last season, but his .435 spring OPS didn't exactly help his case. His demotion could open up starts for non-roster invitee Renato Nunez, though the team could also turn to utility players Harold Castro or Niko Goodrum.
Paredes went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
Paredes was a late arrival to camp due to visa issues, but he's jumped out to a 3-for-9 start at the plate with the one home run. The 22-year-old recently played some second base in a Grapefruit League game, though he projects as the Tigers' regular third baseman once the regular season begins.
Paredes looked good at second base in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Paredes made a few diving catches and received strong reviews from teammates for his play at the keystone. The 22-year-old exclusively played third base during his debut 2020 campaign, but the ability to play several infield positions could help him earn more at-bats this season. Jonathan Schoop, who arrived at camp Sunday after being delayed due to visa issues, figures to be the regular second baseman for the Tigers once he clears intake testing and gets up to speed.
Paredes (visa issues) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut Wednesday against the Phillies, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Paredes didn't arrive last week for the start of workouts for position players, but he's since resolved his immigration status. Though he'll be on the bench for Monday's game against the Yankees, the Tigers want him to put in another workout or two before clearing him for his spring debut. The 22-year-old is the leading candidate to serve as the Tigers' Opening Day starter at third base.
Paredes won't be available for Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies while he waits to pass a physical, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
After his arrival to spring training was delayed by visa issues, Paredes wasn't scheduled to start in Sunday's spring opener, but the 22-year-old has at least completed his COVID-19 intake testing. Passing the physical should merely be a formality for Paredes, who could be ready to play as soon as Monday's game against the Yankees.
Paredes' arrival at camp has been delayed due to visa issues, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Paredes is one of six Tigers who have yet to report for similar reasons. With Opening Day still more than a month away, he'll have plenty of time to get ready for the start of the season assuming the delay doesn't stretch on for too long.
Paredes went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Twins.
Paredes collected three hits in a game for just the second time this season, and it was his first multi-hit effort of any kind since Aug. 25. The 21-year-old rookie hasn't done much at the plate with a .590 OPS across 30 games this year, though he should factor into the 2021 plans for the rebuilding Tigers.
Paredes was added to Saturday's lineup against Cleveland.
Paredes was initially slated to get a day off, but he'll enter the lineup after Miguel Cabrera was scratched with an illness unrelated to COVID-19. Harold Castro will serve as the designated hitter with Paredes taking over at third base.
Paredes isn't starting Saturday against Cleveland.
Paredes has a five-game hitting streak, but he'll get a breather for Saturday's contest. Harold Castro will start at third base in his absence.
Paredes is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.
He'll give way to Sergio Alcantara at third base in the series finale after starting in five of the previous seven contests. Since his Aug. 17 callup, Paredes is slashing .179/.236/.269 over his first 72 plate appearances in the big leagues.
Paredes will be on the bench Saturday against the White Sox.
Paredes has struggled at the plate in his debut season, hitting .155/.222/.224 through his first 21 games. Sergio Alcantara starts at third base in his absence.
Paredes isn't in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Paredes will take a seat for Thursday's nightcap after generating one single in three at-bats during Game 1. Sergio Alcantara will take over at third base during the second game.
Paredes isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.
Paredes has gone 0-for-18 with seven strikeouts over the past seven games, and he'll get a day off Tuesday. Sergio Alcantara will start at the hot corner in his place.
Paredes is not starting Tuesday against the Brewers.
Paredes has been decent at the plate through his first 11 big-league games, hitting .258/.361/.387. Willi Castro will take over at third base Tuesday.
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|06/20||@ LAA||W 5-3||4||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|06/13||vs CHW||L 1-4||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|06/12||vs CHW||L 2-15||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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