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Jimmy Paredes' wrist not broken, but he will likely miss significant time

Jimmy Paredes walked into the Orioles clubhouse on Friday morning wearing a plastic cast on his left wrist, but he still tried to smile as he talked about his sprained left wrist.

The good news for Paredes is that an X-ray revealed no broken bones. But it's obvious that Paredes will miss significant time this spring.

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"It's not broken, thanks to God," Paredes said. "I don't know how long it will take for me to be ready. I'm a little sad because I came into the spring with the opportunity to make the team. We'll see later."

Paredes left Thursday's 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning when his glove hand was bent backward while attempting to make a sliding catch in right field.

Paredes said he knew the injury was serious right away.

"When that happened, I knew it was pretty bad because I couldn't feel my hand [or] wrist," Paredes said. "I was scared a little bit. But after a couple of seconds I could feel my hand and feel like everything is good. Now, I feel a little better."

The Orioles wanted to take a hard look at Paredes in the outfield this spring – he concentrated on the outfield this winter in the Dominican Republic – especially since his DH at bats will shrink because of the offseason addition of Mark Trumbo.

"I tried to do the best I can to do a good job," Paredes said. "I know that's what they're looking for. I want to help the big league [team] to get a win for the city."

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