Picking the right narrow skill set
| Eno Sarris
Rotowire: Jan 26 / 11:11a ET
News: Parmelee signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Monday, which includes an invite to spring training, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Dubroff reports.
Impact: The Orioles have as much uncertainty in the corner outfield spots and at DH as any team in the American League, so it is easy to see why they appealed to Parmelee, who declined an assignment to Triple-A with the Twins. However, if he was able to make the big league roster, it would be as a low-end bench bat, and therefore he offers very little fantasy potential.
Rotowire: Dec 29 / 2:38p ET
News: Parmelee has declined his assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent, the Twins announced Monday.
Impact: The Twins designated Parmelee for assignment earlier this month to free up a spot on the 40-man roster, and he evidently wanted a more legitimate shot of making a team out of camp in 2015. Parmelee, who will be 27 on Opening Day, has 24 home runs and a .249 average in 901 big league plate appearances, which demonstrates how underwhelming he is on offense relative to his position (first base/corner outfield).
Rotowire: Dec 13 / 11:16a ET
News: The Twins designated Parmelee for assignment Saturday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: A spot on the 40-man roster had to be freed up with Ervin Santana's signing becoming official, and Parmelee was the casualty. In 87 games with the big club last season, Parmelee hit .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI. He's hit .295/.395/.530 in parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level, and it seems likely another team will grab him off waivers to compete for a bench role.