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Chris Parmelee | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Mar 27 - 2:51 PM

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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.
Mar 27 - 2:38 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.
Mar 1 - 4:20 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.
Feb 17 - 9:20 AM

Chris Parmelee (cyst) removed his wrist cast over the weekend.

Parmelee recently underwent "super minor" surgery. "It didn't bother me too much," he said of the injury. "It didn't affect anything." Parmelee believes he'll be cleared to take swings in a week or so. "I'll have two to three weeks to swing before camp actually starts," he said. The soon-to-be 26-year-old will compete for a bench spot after batting just .228/.309/.354 with eight homers over 101 contests last season.
Jan 27 - 8:39 AM

Chris Parmelee recently underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his right wrist.

Parmelee is expected to be fine for the start of spring training. The soon-to-be 26-year-old will compete for a bench spot after batting just .228/.309/.354 with eight homers over 101 contests last season.
Jan 24 - 1:49 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that the team doesn't know who will replace Justin Morneau at first base in 2014.

Morneau's replacement could potentially be himself, as the slugger, traded to the Pirates last month, is a free agent this winter. Chris Parmelee and Chris Colabello are two leading in-house candidates for the job.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Twins recalled INF/OF Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester.

Parmelee opened the season as the Twins starter in right field, but was a tremendous disappointment hitting .223/.303/.372 with eight homers and 20 RBI in 83 games. His .231/.318/.370 slash at Triple-A certainly doesn't inspire any confidence either. He can safely be avoided in AL-only leagues.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Twins optioned INF/OF Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester.

Parmelee will likely be recalled sometime after the All-Star break. He has a .223/.303/.372 batting line in 83 games this season.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Chris Parmelee went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Yankees on Monday.

Parmelee's .234/.318/.400 line isn't all that bad, but one big problem is that he's hit .157 with just three extra-base hits in 89 at-bats with runners on base, compared to .293 with 13 extra-base hits in 116 at-bats with none on. As a result, he's sitting on 18 RBI in 205 AB. The Twins have been patient so far, but it looks like they're probably better off with Oswaldo Arcia in right field.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:42:00 PM

Chris Parmelee went 3-for-5 with two home runs, but the Twins lost to the Indians on Saturday.

The homers gave Parmelee seven on the season, and he also doubled in the game. Despite the power surge, he's hitting just .232/.308/.389 in 64 games this year.
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 11:13:00 PM

Chris Parmelee went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth homer for the Twins in an 8-6 win over the Brewers on Thursday.

Parmelee, Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit all hit their fifth homers for the Twins tonight. With Doumit suddenly finding his stroke this week, Parmelee might be in line to lose some playing time if he can't pull off the same sort of trick. He's batting .223 with a mere 14 RBI in 139 at-bats for the season.
Fri, May 31, 2013 12:23:00 AM

Chris Parmelee is 3-for-22 (.136) over his last eight games.

A lone double counts as his only extra-base hit during that stretch. It's an awful time for Parmelee to scuffle, as Oswaldo Arcia has clearly passed him on the depth chart, relegating himself and Ryan Doumit into a platoon. If Parmelee (.214/.301/.337) continues to hit like an injured utility player, he may find himself in the business class on a flight to Rochester soon.
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:48:00 AM

Chris Parmelee had a solo homer and an RBI single in the Twins' 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

The Twins beat Anibal Sanchez to avoid being swept in Detroit. Parmelee's homer off reliever Darin Downs was his first in 87 career at-bats against left-handers. The Twins have largely stuck with him even after promoting Oswaldo Arcia, and hopefully, he'll start rewarding their faith now. Another slump would probably get him removed from the lineup.
Wed, May 1, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Chris Parmelee is not in Friday's lineup against the Mets.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is going with Wilkin Ramirez in right field against the left-hander Jon Niese. Parmelee should be back in there Saturday against right-hander Matt Harvey.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Pedro Florimon
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jason Bartlett
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Josh Willingham
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Jason Kubel
2Chris Colabello
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2Kevin Correia
3Phil Hughes
4Mike Pelfrey
5Kyle Gibson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Samuel Deduno