Gardy is exactly right. Not playing him there isn't helping him, especially days removed from throwing concerns.Quote:
"If you put him out there and let him play every day, he's going to get better and better," Gardenhire said. "Some of our Minor League managers have said he's a very good right field manager when he's out there a lot."
I will state that Parmelee needs to be in the major leagues this year. He may struggle, but he will not make any progress in AAA. He has a chance to be a contributing major league regular until the Twins no longer have him under control. The Twins need to invest in that chance.
If he doesn't have it, sent him to AAA to get it.
I think we all know that 1B is not completely out of the realm of possibility of him playing again later in the 2013 season, so it certainly doesn't hurt anything at all to have him play there from time to time. Oh, and he also practices every day in RF as well.
The Twins can't ulitmately be that concerned whether they end up with 68 Wins or 64. It really makes very little difference in the grand scheme of things.
If Parmelee doesn't start hitting, it won't matter where it is he doesn't play.