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Xavier Paul Looks To Take Advantage of Ramirez Suspension

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Xavier Paul is going to try to take advantage of Manny Ramirez's 50-game suspension.

Paul was called up to take Manny's spot on the Dodgers' 25-man roster after hitting .344 with a pair of home runs, eight stolen bases, and a .926 OPS at Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 24-year-old is known for his strong throwing arm but will likely have a hard time getting in the lineup with Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Juan Pierre in front of him.

Last season, Paul hit .316 with 11 homers, 17 stolen bases, 68 RBI and 82 runs in 115 Triple-A games. He is a career .288 hitter over seven minor league seasons. Paul made his Major League debut last night, grounding into a double play as a pinch hitter.

He is a poor-man'...

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