NEW YORK — As the Orioles open their two-game interleague series tonight, Jimmy Paredes, who has been the designated hitter in 11 of his 12 starts this season, will start at second base.
Since the Orioles are playing in a National League park, they will lose the DH, but they apparently are doing everything to not lose Paredes' bat. He has hit safely in 10 of his 12 games and is batting .353/.365/.667 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Other quick items of note:
-- High Single-A Frederick third baseman Drew Dosch was named Orioles minor-league Player of the Month for April. In 21 games, Dosch hit .291 with five doubles, two triples, one homer and 18 RBIs. Earlier in the month, he was named Carolina League Player of the Month. He's currently reached safely in 17 straight games and over that span, he's hitting .393.
-- The Orioles announced Tuesday that the team will give away five player-designed T-shirts this season, including shirts designed by closer Zach Britton (May 30), right-hander Bud Norris (June 30) and shortstop J.J. Hardy (July 30). Britton's T-shirt is inspired by his entrance song, "For Those About to Rock" by AC/DC.