The Diamondbacks have signed outfielder Xavier Paul to a minor league deal, MLBTR’s Zach Links reports (on Twitter). Paul, a client of Paragon Sports International, had been released by the Orioles over the weekend.
The 29-year-old Paul enjoyed his best season at the plate with the Reds in 2013, slashing .244/.339/.402 with a career-high seven homers in 239 plate appearances, but he’s spent the entire 2014 campaign in the minors with Baltimore. At Triple-A Norfolk, Paul batted .254/.316/.431 with a dozen homers before Sunday’s release. He’s never received much playing time against lefties, but the corner outfielder is a lifetime .268/.330/.404 hitter against right-handed pitching in 664 PA.