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Royals claim Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Orioles

Feb 17, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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We have an early front-runner for this year’s version of Casper Wells.

The Royals announced this afternoon that they claimed outfielder Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Orioles. This is his third organization in the past two weeks.

Paredes’ journey began last November when the Marlins claimed him off waivers from the Astros. He was designated for assignment 10 days ago and claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Saturday, but he was only with the organization for less than 48 hours. He’ll enter Royals’ camp out of options, so he would have to be exposed to waivers if he doesn’t make the team out of spring training. In other words, maybe he shouldn’t get too comfortable.

Paredes, a 25-year-old switch-hitter, owns a .234/.274/.311 batting line over 118 games in the majors.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Feb 17, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    “This is his third organization in the past two weeks.”

    This explains why I have no clue who the heck he is. Well, nice to see you. I wonder if the team will mail him a hat or something.

  2. blingslade - Feb 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    The Royals had an Outstanding outfield prospect last year..wait for it..Wil Meyers!

    But alas, they ruined there future by trading Meyers to the Devil Rays.

    same ole’ sorry ass Royals

    • chiefs2582 - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      hahahahahaha, sorry I had to laugh. After being a huge Royals fan for the past 20 years, it’s funny to hear anyone say “same old Royals”. This is unprecedented water with everything that has transpired this season. Not to mention the quote by Moore from when he took over mentioning that he would have around half of the starting day roster from home grown players. Looking at the roster now, we are already at 10 out of the 25 and if you count players acquired in trades for home grown talent that number is even higher.

      But, I almost didn’t respond. When someone makes a comment about trading a player to a team that DOESN’T exist in the MLB, it’s hard to lend any credence to that argument. There is no team in the MLB that is named the Devil Rays buddy. Go back to the mid 90’s. That’s about where your Royals thinking is as well!

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