Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday acquired switch-hitting utility man Jimmy Paredes from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.
Paredes, 25, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
He batted .200 in 10 at-bats over nine games for the Royals this season after spending the previous three years with Houston. He is a career .233 hitter in 127 major-league games.
The Orioles are in Seattle for a four-game series against the Mariners.