Paredes leaves game with left wrist injury

Paredes leaves game with left wrist injury

SARASOTA, Fla.-- Orioles outfielder Jimmy Paredes exited Thursday's 10-3 loss in the second inning with a left wrist sprain and is slated for X-rays in Sarasota, Fla., on Thursday night.

"When he can't continue, he's a tough guy. That one concerned me a little bit," manager Buck Showalter said of Paredes, who suffered the catch diving for Logan Forsythe's double. "I hope we get good news, it bent back pretty good."

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Paredes is competing for an outfield spot this spring and played winter ball to hone his defensive skills. He was replaced by Dariel Alvarez and will be re-evaluated on Friday.

"He's hurting a little bit. I'm not sure. Might be a sprain," Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, who exited with Paredes, said of the injury. "They're going to go get an MRI or an X-ray. It's sad to see a guy go down who's been a good part of our organization, and he's been doing great the last couple of years."

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