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Chris Parmelee | First Baseman | #26

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics optioned 1B Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Nashville.
Parmelee hit a robust .341 in Cactus League play but couldn't land a spot on Oakland's bench. The 29-year-old made six big league appearances last year while playing for the Yankees. He'll be an option at first base if Yonder Alonso gets injured. Apr 1 - 10:35 PM

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Athletics signed 1B Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Most recently a part of the Yankees organization, Parmelee saw just eight major league at-bats this past season. He performed well in that minor, minor sample size, picking up four hits including a double and two home runs. The 28-year-old's career big league numbers are decidedly less impressive. In 917 at-bats, he owns a .248/.313/.405 triple-slash.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 08:46:00 PM

Yankees activated 1B Chris Parmelee from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This move takes him off the 40-man roster. Parmelee missed about two months with a strained hamstring. The 28-year-old has only appeared in six games for the Yankees this year, hitting .500 with two homers and four RBI.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 06:26:00 PM

Yankees placed 1B Chris Parmelee on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

This was expected. Parmelee suffered the injury while making a stretch for a throw at first base on Thursday and after the game, manager Joe Girardi said that he would be "completely shocked" if Parmelee avoided the disabled list. Rob Refsnyder figures to see the majority of at-bats in Parmelee's place, though Nick Swisher (currently at Triple-A) is another potential option. Mark Teixeira remains out of the picture with a knee injury.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would be "completely shocked" if Chris Parmelee (hamstring) avoids the disabled list.

So would we. Parmelee suffered a nasty-looking hamstring injury Thursday night while stretching out for a throw at first base. Rob Refsnyder could be close to everyday player during his absence. Nick Swisher, who is currently with the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, could also be called up to play some first base. Mark Teixeira (knee) is still at least three weeks away from joining the club.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 10:39:00 PM

Chris Parmelee left Thursday's game against the Angels with a right hamstring injury.

Parmelee injured himself stretching out for a ball at first base. It didn't look good as Parmelee was essentially carried off the field. Rob Refsnyder entered the game in his place in the eighth inning. Parmelee went 1-for-3 before exiting. Keep in mind, the Yankees are already without starting first baseman Mark Teixeira, who is out with an articular cartilage tear in his right knee.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 09:39:00 PM

Chris Parmelee had three hits, including two home runs, to go with three runs and three RBI Wednesday as the Yankees took down the Angels.

The 28-year old journeyman had a game to remember today. The three hits were his first of the season. He smacked a solo homer off Jered Weaver in the sixth inning and then smashed a two-run blast off reliever Greg Mahle in the seventh. Parmelee is sharing time at first base with Rob Refsnyder while Mark Teixeira is hurt. Perhaps this game will earn Parmelee some extra starts in the coming days.
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 11:31:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of 1B/OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York needed to replace Mark Teixeira, who was placed on the disabled list with an articular cartilage tear in his right knee. Parmelee has had a so-so year for the RailRiders, hitting .244 with seven homers and 21 RBI. He and Rob Refsnyder are expected to split time at first base in Teixiera's absence. The Yankees moved Dustin Ackley to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Parmelee on the 40-man roster.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Yankees reassigned 1B/OF Chris Parmelee to minor league camp.

Parmelee struggled offensively this spring, hitting just .156 across 32 Grapefruit League at-bats. The Yankees don't have much depth at first base with Greg Bird (shoulder) out for the year so Parmelee should get some chances in New York later this year.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Yankees signed 1B/OF Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Parmelee announced the deal himself on his Instagram account. The 27-year-old hit .216/.255/.433 with four homers and nine RBI in 97 at-bats with the Orioles in 2015. He'll add some much needed organizational depth at first base for the Yankees in the wake of Greg Bird's injury.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 10:46:00 PM

Chris Parmelee has elected free agency.

Parolee missed the final month of the season with a broken arm. He spent most of the 2015 campaign bouncing between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. The 27 year old owns a .245 average in 909 career major league at-bats.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Chris Parmalee suffered a broken arm after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday.

Tough week for Parmalee. He was sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk on August 8. After accepting the assignment, he had played just two games before being hit by a pitch and breaking his arm. There's no current timetable for his return.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Orioles sent INF/OF Chris Parmelee outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

He can either accept the assignment or elect free agency. The 27-year-old was DFA'd last week after hitting just .216 in 97 at-bats for the O's. Parmelee can play first base and both corner outfield positions.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:39:00 PM

Orioles designated INF/OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

He was sent out to create a spot on the active roster for the newly-acquired Gerardo Parra. The 27-year-old blasted three home runs in his first two games with the Orioles, but hit just .182/.217/.318 with one homer, six RBI and a 26/3 K/BB ratio in 30 games since.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 07:10:00 PM

Chris Parmelee blasted his fourth home run of the season as the Orioles topped the Indians 8-0, sweeping Sunday's doubleheader.

Parmelee's two-run blast capped off a six-run uprising in the fourth inning, and was one of three long balls in the frame, joining teammates Chris Davis and Travis Snider. He has provided a nice spark to the Orioles offense since being recalled from Triple-A, slashing .302/.348/.721 with four homers and six RBI. While he won't continue this type of production, fantasy owners should continue to ride the hot hand until he starts to fade.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 10:18:00 PM

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