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Struggling Paredes gets start in season finale

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Paredes was in the starting lineup in right field for the season finale, giving him a rare appearance in the lineup. It was his first start in more than a week. Scott Moore has been getting most of the playing time, but he injured his left shoulder on Tuesday.

Paredes hit .318 with 28 doubles, 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 37 stolen bases at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but he's struggled offensively and defensively at the Major League level since being recalled on Aug. 27. He entered Wednesday's game hitting .183, starting his 17th game of the season.

Paredes was moved to the outfield halfway through this season and has struggled to make the adjustment from second base.

"We talked about his selective hitting and his approach at the plate in Oklahoma City the whole season," Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco said. "He had great numbers, but for some reason it doesn't translate up there. He over-swings and chases balls out of the zone.

"When he first got here, he had a chance to play every day, and the bottom line up here is winning games and developing. Some other guys stepped up ahead of him. Jimmy's going to get another chance today. He's going to go down to winter play and play for the Gigantes in Santo Domingo [in Dominican Winter League], and hopefully he can make some adjustments and learn to play the outfield a little bit better and come back to Spring Training with a cleaner look."