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Orioles acquire Paredes from Royals

<p>The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday acquired switch-hitting utility man Jimmy Paredes from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations.</p>

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.

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