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Chris Parmelee | Outfielder

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 29 - 6:31 PM

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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.
Jan 26 - 2:02 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

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday that Chris Parmelee will continue to get chances in center field for as long as he remains hitting.

The Twins are desperate to infuse their lineup with more offense, so they are willing to accept the trade-off of diminished defensive prowess in center field if it means that Parmelee adds another potent bat to the lineup. While it's a nice idea in theory, the chances that he hits well enough to justify the move on a regular basis aren't good.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Chris Parmelee was the Twins offense on Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a go-ahead homer off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the top of the 10th.

It went for naught, as the Red Sox rallied in the bottom of the 10th, but it was still quite a game for a guy making just his fourth start of the month. The rest of the Twins combined to go 1-for-29 today.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Chris Parmelee hit a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Padres.

Parmelee has ridden injuries and Oswaldo Arcia's demotion into regular at-bats over the past few weeks. He's delivered well enough, slashing .257/.316/.514. Parmelee has bought himself a little leash, but he'll have to keep it up to stick around. This is a player who passed through waivers unclaimed in late September.
Wed, May 21, 2014 01:19:00 AM

Chris Parmelee hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Twins an 8-6 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

With two outs and the virtually untouchable left-hander Andrew Miller on the mound, Parmelee crushed a 96 mph fastball over the right field wall to give the Twins a victory. It was the exclamation point on a very good night for the 26-year-old, who finished 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. In four games since being recalled, Parmelee is hitting .438 with a 1.096 OPS.
Wed, May 14, 2014 01:04:00 AM

Twins purchased the contract of INF/OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester.

Parmelee was removed from the 40-man roster before the season but earned his spot back by hitting .305/.378/.542 with seven homers and 23 RBI at Triple-A. With Josh Willingham (wrist) and Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) on the DL and Joe Mauer (back) banged up, Parmelee should see a decent amount of playing time.
Fri, May 9, 2014 02:51:00 PM

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

Parmelee passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain in the Twins' system. The 26-year-old outfielder batted just .228/.309/.354 in 101 games last season.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that the Twins have placed Chris Parmelee on waivers.

Parmelee is out of options, so the Twins couldn't simply send him to the minor leagues. They'll hope that he passes through waivers and winds up at Triple-A Rochester. Parmelee, 26, is a .246/.322/.395 career hitter in 631 major league plate appearances.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Chris Parmelee hit a three-run homer off lefty Jose Mijares in the Twins' 6-2 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.

Parmelee is likely behind Josh Willingham, Oswaldo Arcia and Jason Kubel for playing time in the outfield corners and at DH, but he does have one big advantage over the field; he's the only quality defender in the bunch. If Parmelee hits, it'd make a lot of sense for the Twins to start him in right, shift Willingham to DH and sit Kubel.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Chris Parmelee (cyst) is back to full strength.

Parmelee had a cyst removed from his wrist in January and was shut down from his winter workout routine for about a week. The 26-year-old is now swinging the bat with no issues and will battle for a bench spot in Twins camp.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 09:20:00 AM

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