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Orioles sign Xavier Paul

Dec 19, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

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One day after trading Danny Valencia for outfielder David Lough the Orioles have added some more outfield depth, with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reporting that they’ve agreed to a minor-league deal with Xavier Paul.

Paul has bounced around a lot without getting a ton of extended chances, hitting .254 with 12 homers and a .692 OPS in 746 total plate appearances through age 28.

He’s always hit well in the minors, including a lifetime .323 batting average at Triple-A, and is certainly capable of being a productive part-timer or left-handed bench bat.

  1. spudchukar - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul?

  2. joeflaccosunibrow - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    World Series or bust *rolling eyes*

    Can we sign someone of value for crying out loud!

  3. watchfullhose - Dec 19, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    At least I won’t have to listen to Marty say “Ex-zavier” anymore.

  4. uk2ndbestinthestate - Dec 20, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Do the Reds even have a full 40 man roster? Losing players left and right and not adding anybody worth mentioning if anybody at all. I guess last season really was a boom or bust year for Cincinnati. Looks like another season of “Maybe these same underachievers will put it all together this year.”

  5. sanzarq - Dec 20, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!

  6. blynch67 - Dec 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    The Orioles are going to have a really strong AAA team next year.

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