Paredes back with the Astros

Paredes back with the Astros
June 30, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Jimmy Paredes gets another chance to showcase his skills on the major league level.

The Astros recalled the outfielder on Sunday when Justin Maxwell was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-related symptoms. This is Paredes’ second stint with the Astros this season.

Paredes was hitting .340 (52-for-153) in 41 games for the RedHawks with 14 doubles, three triples, five homers and 22 RBIs. He has a .404 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging percentage (.972 OPS).

“The fact that he played extremely well down at Oklahoma City, we’re giving him the opportunity to come up,” Astros manager Bo Porter said.

Paredes was in the original starting lineup on Sunday against the Angels at Minute Maid Park, playing right field and batting eighth. But he was not in the revised starting lineup because of problems with flight connections.

Sunday’s call-up marks the fourth time Paredes has been brought up to the Astros. In his major league career, the 24-year-old has played third base (47 games), right field (40 games), second base (six games) and one game in left field.

In Paredes’ first stint with the Astros this season, he made 23 starts in right field and one at third base, hitting .190 with one home run and seven RBIs.

Porter feels that Paredes’ past experiences with the Astros will be beneficial to his development.

“Anytime you go through that transition, you should learn something,” Porter said. “From the extent he was used this year, the success he had at Oklahoma City. You’re hoping that success at Oklahoma City translates here.”

 

 

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