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Chris Parmelee | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Parmelee hit his third home run of the season, finishing 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Parmelee, called up from Triple-A on Tuesday, went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs in his first game with the O's. The show continued on Wednesday as he drilled a solo home run to right field off of Kevin Correia in the first inning, staking the Orioles to an early 1-0 lead. Parmelee had been hitting quite well at Triple-A prior to his call-up, so the Orioles and fantasy owners alike should be interested in riding the hot streak while it lasts.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 09:59:00 PM

Chris Parmelee had the best game of his career Tuesday, finishing 4-for-6 with two solo home runs.

Parmelee, recently promoted from Triple-A, had never had a four-hit game and had homered twice in a game once back in 2013. His first home run came in the second inning off of Dustin McGowan. He added another in the sixth off of Justin De Fratus. They were two of a whopping eight home runs the Orioles hit on the evening. Tuesday's performance should certainly encourage the Orioles, who have gotten dreadful offensive contributions out of their corner outfielders. Those in AL-only leagues may want to take a gamble.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk.

Parmelee, 27, earned the call-up after batting .312 with six home runs and an .826 OPS over 61 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He'll start in right field and bat fifth Tuesday against the Phillies. There's opportunity in Baltimore's outfield right now, he's worth watching in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 03:16:00 PM

The Orioles will call up outfielder Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

Parmelee had an opt-out on his minor league deal on June 15 and the Orioles didn't want him to get away. The 27-year-old was batting .312 with six home runs and an .826 OPS over 61 games with Triple-A Norfolk. He's a .249/.317/.392 hitter in the majors.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 09:48:00 AM

Orioles reassigned INF Chris Parmelee, OF Dariel Alvarez and RHP Chaz Roe to minor league camp.

With this round of cuts the Orioles have 37 players remaining in big league camp. The 27-year-old Parmelee could have secured a spot on the Opening Day roster with a strong spring, but hit just .160 (4-for-25) with one RBI and eight strikeouts in Grapefruit League competition. He should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the upcoming season.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Orioles signed OF Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Parmelee elected to become a free agent in December after getting outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster. The 26-year-old batted just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014. He'll be nothing more than depth for Baltimore.
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Chris Parmelee has elected to become a free agent.

Parmelee passed through waivers after designated for assignment earlier this month and chose to test the open market rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Twins sent OF Chris Parmelee outright to Triple-A Rochester.

Parmelee was designated for assignment by Minnesota earlier this month and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old hit just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Twins designated OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

Parmelee became the roster casualty with Ervin Santana's contract signing on Saturday. The 26-year-old hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games with the Twins in 2014. He shouldn't have any difficulty finding another team willing to give him an opportunity.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Chris Parmelee went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

He had two of the Twins' four hits -- all of them singles -- against Jason Vargas. Parmelee started at first base and hit third Wednesday and could remain in a similar position often over the next few weeks with Joe Mauer (oblique) out. He's hitting .487 over his last 12 games and should probably be owned in deeper leagues.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 04:22:00 PM

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