When the Arizona Diamondbacks claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers on Thursday, the bell was going to toll for someone on the roster. That player turned out to be outfielder Xavier Paul, who himself was signed by the D’backs on August 7th. Arizona was the sixth stop in Paul’s career, a span that started when he was drafted in the 4th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003.
Paul managed to receive 21 plate appearances in his short time with the Snakes. Unfortunately, he had only two hits and struck out eight times. He was used mainly as a defensive replacement or a pinch-hitter in 14 games. He started two contests when the team was in Miami to play the Marlins and he went a combined 0 for 6 with a walk. His highlight with the D’backs scoring the only run of the game on August 13th as the Snakes beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in 12 innings. Before the D’backs picked him up earlier this month, he had spent the entire season with the Norfolk Tides, the Triple A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
We wish Xavier Paul all the best as he proceeds with his career.