by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee, who is in the midst of a 3-for-28 slump, moved up to the second spot in the lineup Friday night against the Red Sox.
Manager Ron Gardenhire told MLB.com he went with Parmelee against right-hander Clay Buchholz because of his ability to work the count.
"He's not the prototype," Gardenhire said. "I'm not going to ask him to bunt or hit and run, but he can take pitches and is not afraid to see pitches. And if Dozier is on base, he can hook a ball through the hole, too."
Parmelee has a .204/.288/.320 slash line with three home runs and 10 RBI in 103 at-bats.
Chris Parmelee ends skid with pinch-hit single
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee entered Friday's game mired in an 0-for-14 slump, going hitless since May 2. However, he delivered a pinch-hit single in the 10th inning to end the skid.
Parmelee, who has a .206 batting average this season, will likely move into a part-time role with Oswaldo Arcia, as he's expected to see regular playing time moving forward.
Chris Parmelee clubs second home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee hit his second home run of the year Wednesday.
Parmelee finished the game 2 for 4. He drove in a run on a single in the first inning, and added a solo home run in the eighth. He's hitting just .221/.295/.294 this season.
Chris Parmelee still starting despite offensive woes
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee's multi-hit drought has extended to 10 games after he went 1 for 3 with one RBI Sunday against the Rangers. Parmelee is batting .152 (5 for 33) in his last 10 games, which has dropped his season average from .296 to .217.
Despite his recent slide, Parmelee is still the Twins' primary right fielder. He's started 17 of 21 games in right field for Minnesota.
Chris Parmelee given night off
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) The Twins gave outfielder Chris Parmelee a night off Wednesday against the Angels, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Oswaldo Arcia started in right field instead.
Parmelee has gone just 1 for 11 in his last three games. He's hitting .237 on the year with a homer and five RBI over 38 at-bats with 11 strikeouts.
Chris Parmelee worth adding to watch list
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) I'd recommend Fantasy owners adding Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee to your watch list. It's not time to declare him a must-add, but I'm intrigued enough to see what might develop.
Parmelee homered for the first time this season Saturday and has four RBI in his last three games. Parmelee was supposed to be a breakout Fantasy player last season, but it didn't go according to script.
He hardly had a stellar spring at the plate, so Parmelee continues to fly under the radar. But you know there is potential here after seeing some of the numbers Parmelee posted at certain stops in the minors, so it might not be time to write off the 25-year-old slugger just yet.
Chris Parmelee ready for opening day
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee will be on the field opening day for Minnesota when they open against the Tigers. He'll start in right and hit just behind the heavy hitters in the order.
Parmelee, 25, hit well this spring as he went 16-for-54 (.296) with a home run, three RBI and four doubles over 20 games. Parmelee came on strong in 2011 as a 23-year-old over 21 games with a .355 batting average, four homers and 14 RBI. However, he struggled last year as he hit just .229 with five homers and 20 RBI over 64 games.
Parmelee back in Twins' lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) Minnesota first baseman Chris Parmelee (groin) returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday in a Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. Parmelee had not played in nine days due to tightness in his groin. Parmelee started in right field and went 0 for 2 in the 9-4 loss.
Parmelee scratched with groin issue
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee was scratched from the teams lineup Thursday against Boston in Grapefruit league play, due to tightness in his right groin. Parmelee suffered the injury running first to third during a game Monday, and is mostly being held out as a precaution.
Parmelee settling into right place?
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee spent the past two seasons shuttling back and forth between the big leagues and the minors. Following Minnesota's offseason trades of Denard Span and Ben Revere, he hopes to become the team's starting right fielder. Parmelee rose through the minor leagues as a first baseman, but understood that as long as Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP, stayed with the Twins, he would have to find another position. "First base is manned right now by a pretty good first baseman," Parmelee said Saturday. "So I'm looking forward to taking that spot out in right. The more positions you can play, the better."