Friday, March 23, 2012

Paredes among latest round of cuts, moved to 2B

This morning Zachary Levine reported that the Astros sent six more players down to minor league camp. Jimmy Paredes may have been the most surprising, as some considered him the favorite for the starting third base position after he came into this year as the incumbent. That job will likely fall to Chris Johnson to start the season, although Brett Wallace is still in the mix. Additionally, it was announced that Paredes would move back to second base, which had been his primary position before last season.

Also sent down were outfielders Fernando Martinez and Brad Snyder and pitchers Aneury Rodriguez, Xavier Cedeno, and Jose Valdez.

1 comment:

Imasalmon said...

Excellent. He could be fantastic, but he needs to be coddled a bit. He needs some time to work on pitch recognition, and the majors is really not hte best place for him. Also, good news on moving back to the middle infield. I prefer him at SS, but I will take him at second.