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Jul 24

Orioles acquire Paredes

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Jimmy Paredes from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.  Parades is and infielder and outfielder who was playing for the Royals Triple-A team and will report to Norfolk for the Orioles.  This is a depth move for the Orioles who might be preparing to make a bigger trade.

Here is the press release. 

Orioles acquire INF/OF Jimmy Paredes from Kansas City

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF/OF JIMMY PAREDES from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Paredes has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Paredes, 25, batted .305/.332/.457 (82-269) with five home runs and 36 RBI in 65 games for Triple-A Omaha this season. The switch-hitter was 17-for-18 in stolen bases for the Storm Chasers and has recorded 183 stolen bases in eight minor league seasons.

In 127 major league games with Houston (2011-13) and Kansas City (2014), Paredes has batted .233/.272/.308 (88-377) with three home runs, 31 RBI and 13 stolen bases.

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