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Jimmy Paredes wants to be more than DH, nears qualifying for league batting lead
Jimmy Paredes wants to be more than DH, nears qualifying for league batting lead

Jimmy Paredes is hoping that at age 26, he’s not being viewed strictly as a designated hitter. He wants to show that he can contribute in more ways than just with his bat. Right now, though, he is more than happy to take whatever playing time that comes his way. “I’m a young guy. I want to be in the field,” Paredes said. “But if they give me a chance to be in the lineup at DH, I feel great with that. I enjoy the game and I’ll put some energy into it. I like being in the lineup every day. No matter what, I want to be in the lineup.” Including Friday night against the Los Angeles Angels, Paredes has started 19 consecutive games for the Orioles,...

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