XAVIER PAUL RUMORS & GOSSIP
CINCINNATI His motto should be, Xavier Paul, always on call.For the past few months, Paul has been Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Bakers Main Man off the bench when situations call for a left handed pinch-hitter.And X has marked his spot. So far this season he is hitting .300 in his pinch-hitting duties that includes a grand slam home run.The 28-year-old outfielder from Slidell,...
CINCINNATI Just another work day for Xavier Paul is to show up at the ballpark and be ready to do whatever Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker asks.Pinch-hit? Hes ready.Pinch-run? Hes ready.Late-inning defense? Hes ready.Hand Baker a wristband or a toothpick? Hes ready.So Sunday morning in Great American Ball Park was different for the 28-year-old Paul, a native of Sidell, La. When...
Xavier Paul and Todd Frazier homered in Cincinnati's five-run first inning against Cleveland opening-day starter Justin Masterson before the Reds and Indians tied 7-7 in a game called after nine innings Sunday.
Paul connected after singles by Zack Cozart and Joey Votto. Frazier's shot followed a walk to Jay Bruce. It was the second home run of the spring for both players...
A day after losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th, the Cincinnati Reds returned them the favor.
Xavier Paul and Drew Stubbs celebrate after Paul tied the game.Of course, having the offense show up early enough in the game to provide Johnny Cueto with his 20th win of the season would have been too easy. No, the Reds had to keep all of that scoring until the end.
Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Paul lined the first pitch from Shawn Camp (3-6) over first base into the right-field corner. Hanigan hit the next pitch to left-center over the drawn-in Chicago outfield.
The NL Central-leading Reds took three...
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August 19, 2012
Over 130,000 fans came to Great American for a four game, three day series against the Cubs, and the Reds capped it off with some ninth inning magic thanks to Xavier Paul and Ryan Hanigan.
Mat Latos pitched an amazing game, giving up only 6 hits in 8 innings, 4 runs (two earned) and striking out 6 and also getting an RBI single.
- Xavier Paul had a pinch hit triple...
The Reds called up outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Louisville to help fill in for the loss of first baseman Joey Votto.
Paul could help with the Reds' struggling offense. He batted .332 in 66 games with nine homers and 48 RBIs.
Votto had surgery on Tuesday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks. He's the Reds...
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July 18, 2012
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released Xavier Paul after the outfielder cleared waivers. The team couldn’t outright him to AAA since Paul has more than three years of major league service time. They also can’t re-sign him as a free agent until May 16th, 2012. His big strength is his speed and defense. The Pirates have a similar player in Gorkys Hernandez, who has more upside...
Determination and deception go hand in hand for some, willing to do anything to play in the Australian Baseball League. An intricate web of lies has been exposed, derailing a plan that was executed over the best part of a year. The result shed two MLB players off the 2011/2012 ABL season, leaving fans and organizers shocked.
Breland Brown, a minor...
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Deadspin comes through with some incredible story of a journeyman, low-level wannabe baseball player who scammed some Australian league into buying Pirates outfielder Xavier Paul. In turn, the con man secured what he wanted, a baseball contract for himself.
The story is here. Guaranteed Xavier Paul was pretty shocked to find this information out. Probably as shocked as I was when...
November 16, 2011