Detroit Tigers place Jeimer Candelario on bereavement list, call up Isaac Paredes

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers have placed third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the bereavement list and called up infielder Isaac Paredes from Triple-A Toledo, the team announced on Tuesday.

Candelario has been the Tigers’ most consistent hitter for the second straight season. This year, he’s hitting .266 with an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of .717, four home runs and 18 RBIs in 57 games.

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When a player is on the bereavement list, he must miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven games.

Paredes, who made his major league debut last season and won the batting title in the Mexican League this winter, is hitting .269 with a .732 OPS, two home runs and 14 RBIs in 28 games this season with Toledo.

This season, Paredes has played 13 games at second base, seven at third base and five at shortstop for the Mud Hens.

The Tigers open a three-game series against the Mariners on Tuesday at Comerica Park, the first time full capacity will be allowed at the stadium since the pandemic began last year.

This story will be updated.

Contact Kirkland Crawford: kcrawford@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere.

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