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Xavier Paul | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Phillies signed OF Xavier Paul to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Paul had just two hits in 21 plate appearances this past season with the Diamondbacks and is a .250/.311/.368 career hitter at the major league level. He will act as organizational depth for the Phils. Nov 13 - 12:07 PM

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Diamondbacks released OF Xavier Paul.

The move clears space for the addition of Nolan Reimold. Paul batted only .100/.143/.100 over 14 games for the D'Backs. He'll likely just sit out for the remainder of the season.
Aug 29 - 4:40 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno.

Paul just signed with the D'Backs earlier this week and has now made it back up to the majors. The veteran outfielder has hit .251/.311/.425 with 12 homers and 57 RBI at the Triple-A level this season.
Aug 8 - 3:09 PM

Diamondbacks signed OF Xavier Paul to a minor league contract.

Paul had been released by the Orioles over the weekend after batting .254/.316/.431 with 12 homers and 56 RBI at Triple-A Norfolk. He'll be assigned to Triple-A Reno for now but could make his way up to the majors.
Aug 7 - 6:58 PM

Orioles released OF Xavier Paul.

The 29-year-old outfielder has spent the entire season at Triple-A Norfolk, where he has slashed .254/.316/.431 with 12 homers and 56 RBI. He shouldn't have a problem latching on elsewhere.
Aug 3 - 4:58 PM

Orioles reassigned OF Xavier Paul to minor league camp.

Paul never had a great shot of making the Orioles' Opening Day roster. He'll presumably open the regular season as a starting outfielder at Triple-A Norfolk.
Mar 19 - 4:37 PM

Xavier Paul (hand) is listed as a reserve on Tuesday.

Paul was plunked on the top of his hand in Monday's Grapefruit League game. The veteran journeyman compiled a .741 OPS in 239 trips to the plate over 97 games with the Reds last season. Inked to a minor league pact by the Orioles in December, he's trying to win a bench spot.
Mar 11 - 9:59 AM

Xavier Paul is getting X-rays on his right hand.

Paul took a pitch off the top of his hand in Monday's Grapefruit League game. The X-rays are precautionary. He signed a minor league contract with the Orioles in December and is trying to win a bench spot.
Mar 10 - 4:27 PM

Orioles signed OF Xavier Paul to a minor league contract.

The Reds non-tendered Paul on December 3. Paul played in 97 games with the Reds last season, compiling a .741 OPS in 239 trips to the plate.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 02:25:00 PM

Reds non-tendered OF Xavier Paul.

Paul was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so he wasn't due a significant raise, but the Reds decided to cut him loose. The 28-year-old hit .244/.339/.402 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 97 games this past season.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Xavier Paul (shoulder) is in the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

Paul has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the past two days due to a sore shoulder. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Xavier Paul (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Paul hasn't played since last Friday, when he hurt his right shoulder while trying to make a catch in foul territory. "He'll probably be back hopefully on Wednesday," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He's able to pinch-hit [Monday]."
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:01:00 PM

Xavier Paul has been scratched from Saturday's lineup with a right shoulder injury.

Paul was injured while trying to make a catch in foul territory in the ninth inning of Friday's loss, but it's not a major concern. Derrick Robinson is starting in left field Saturday against the Mariners.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 02:39:00 PM

Xavier Paul hit a three-run home run for his only hit of the night in the Reds' loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Paul has filled in admirably for the Reds in left field in Ryan Ludwick's absence, posting a .276/.382/.438 line in 45 games. With Ludwick still sidelined for the foreseeable future, Paul should continue to get the lion's share of playing time in left.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Xavier Paul went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Paul's single in the first inning plated a pair of runs, and he added two more singles after that. The journeyman has seen lots of playing time in left field this season and is quietly having a nice year, sporting a .278/.398/.389 batting line. The problem is that he doesn't have much power or speed, making him a pretty underwhelming fantasy option.
Tue, May 28, 2013 11:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
4Rene Garcia
5Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Freddy Galvis
3Cord Phelps
4Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
4Chris Nelson
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
3Xavier Paul
CF1Ben Revere
2Darin Mastroianni
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Marlon Byrd
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Cliff Lee
3David Buchanan
4Jerome Williams
5Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Jake Diekman
3Ken Giles
4Mario Hollands
5Justin De Fratus
6Cesar Jimenez
7Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
8Luis Garcia
9Elvis Araujo
10Nefi Ogando
11Paul Clemens