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Top Jermaine Palacios News
Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Moves to minors camp
The Tigers reassigned Palacios to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The slick-fielding Palacios reached the majors with the Twins in his age-25 season in 2022, but after slashing just .143/.184/.229 in 77 plate appearances, Minnesota wasn't compelled to keep him on the 40-man roster heading into the upcoming season. Detroit put in a waiver claim on Palacios in October before designating him for assignment a month later and then outrighting him to Triple-A Toledo. Palacios still received the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in big-league camp, but after falling short in his bid for a utility role, he'll presumably stick around in the organization as infield depth at Toledo.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Sticks with Detroit
Palacios re-signed with the Tigers on a minor-league contract Nov. 14, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Palacios spent the 2022 campaign in the Twins organization, hitting .143/.184/.229 over 77 plate appearances in the majors and slashing .283/.341/.462 in 428 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. The Tigers scooped him up off waivers in October, only to outright him to Triple-A Toledo a month later. Palacios then elected free agency, but he quickly agreed to a new deal to stick around in the Detroit organization. The 26-year-old boasts a solid glove in the middle infield, but he's unlikely to hit well enough to emerge as anything more than a bench player in the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Outrighted to Triple-A
Palacios cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
Palacios was claimed off waivers from the Twins after the end of the regular season, but he won't remain on the Tigers' 40-man roster. He saw action in 30 big-league games last season and had a .143/.184/.229 slash line with two home runs and six RBI.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Claimed by Tigers
Palacios was claimed off waivers by the Tigers on Tuesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.
Palacios was placed on waivers by the Twins as part of a cleanup of their 40-man roster, and he is now tentatively slated to begin the 2023 campaign in Detroit. Palacios put up just a .413 OPS over 77 major-league plate appearances in 2022, but he fared a lot better in Triple-A with an .803 OPS. The Tigers designated Drew Hutchison for assignment in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Homers again to close season
Palacios went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's victory over the White Sox.
After smacking his first career home run Tuesday, Palacios went yard again Wednesday with a two-run shot in the first inning. While his season-long MLB line is not pretty, the two home runs improved his slugging percentage from .127 to .229. Additionally, he posted in .803 OPS over 102 games in Triple-A this season, so it's possible a longer sample would have seen his numbers approach league average.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Clubs first homer
Palacios went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the White Sox.
Palacios has seen his playing time remain inconsistent since he was called up Sept. 3. He had a three-hit effort Sept. 30 versus the Tigers, and those were his only hits across 39 at-bats before his ninth-inning solo shot Tuesday. The infielder didn't do much in the majors this season, logging a .136/.181/.182 slash line with a homer, four RBI and seven runs scored through 73 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Joins active roster
Palacios' contract was selected by the Twins on Saturday.
Palacios will provide extra cover in the infield with Jorge Polanco out with a knee injury. He grabbed just five hits in eight games in his previous stint in the majors this season, but he's hit a solid .283/.341/.462 for Triple-A St. Paul.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Sent back to minors
The Twins optioned Palacios to Triple-A St. Paul on Wednesday.
Palacios will cede his spot on the 26-man active roster and in the starting lineup to fellow shortstop Carlos Correa (illness), who will return from the COVID-19-related injured list for Wednesday's game against the Yankees. The 25-year-old started each of the past eight games for the Twins, slashing a paltry .208/.259/.208 but providing quality defense at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Starting in both ends of twin bill
Palacios will start at shortstop and bat ninth in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers.
After getting called up from Triple-A St. Paul earlier Tuesday, Palacios went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Twins' 8-2 win in his MLB debut in Game 1. With a .701 OPS and six stolen bases over 163 plate appearances at St. Paul, the 25-year-old didn't display an especially eye-popping fantasy profile, but he could end up settling in as the Twins' everyday shortstop while both Carlos Correa (COVID-19) and Royce Lewis (knee) are on the injured list. Jorge Polanco has some experience at shortstop, but since he's recently been dealing with a right ankle injury that might limit his range in the field, the Twins may be inclined to keep him at the keystone and instead give Palacios a fair shake at shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Call-up official, starting Tuesday
The Twins selected Palacios' contract from Triple-A St. Paul ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers. He'll start at shortstop and bat ninth in Game 1 of the twin bill.
Though Minnesota will immediately plug Palacios into the lineup as a replacement for Carlos Correa -- who landed on the COVID-19-related injured list after testing positive for the virus -- it's uncertain if the 25-year-old will get a look in an everyday role while Correa is sidelined. Palacios brings good speed at the position after he went 6-for-8 in stolen-base attempts at Triple-A this season, but he was still a below-average hitter for the level (.701 OPS, 92 wRC+). If the Twins elect not to lean on Palacios as a lineup regular, the team could go with a committee of Palacios, Jorge Polanco and Nick Gordon to fill in at shortstop while Correa and Royce Lewis (knee) are on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Called up Tuesday
Minnesota selected Palacios' contract from Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday ahead of the team's doubleheader with the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
Palacios will receive his first call to the majors, joining the roster as a replacement for Carlos Correa (illness), who will be placed on the COVID-19-related injured list after testing positive for the virus. The 25-year-old has produced a .262 average with three home runs, 17 RBI, 25 runs and six stolen bases over 149 at-bats in 39 games at Triple-A this season. The Twins aren't likely to install Palacios as the everyday shortstop in Correa's stead, as he's more likely to serve as middle-infield depth while the likes of Jorge Polanco, Nick Gordon and Luis Arraez serve as the team's primary starters at either second base or shortstop.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Jermaine Palacios: Traded to Tampa Bay
Palacios was traded to Tampa Bay from Minnesota for Jake Odorizzi, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Palacios showed an intriguing combination of power and speed last year, boasting an impressive slash line of .320/.362/.544 at Low-A Cedar Rapids. He struggled a bit at High-A with a .662 OPS after a promotion, but he was just 20 years old. He may have an easier path to the majors with Tampa Bay since Minnesota had started to accumulate prospect depth at the middle infield spots.... See More ... See Less
Twins' Jermaine Palacios: Making waves at lower levels
Palacios, 21, is hitting .304/.327/.416 with two home runs, 18 RBI and eight steals in 39 games since being promoted to High-A Fort Myers.
The 145-pound Palacios has shown an intriguing combination of power and speed, boasting an impressive slash line of .320/.362/.544 at Low-A Cedar Rapids before being promoted. Palacios also had 11 home runs and nine steals in 62 games prior to the promotion. Palacios is a bit of a free swinger, though it hasn't hurt his average thus far during the 2017 campaign. He could be a player to watch in the Minnesota system.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 177 lbs|
|Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|