Royals Designate Jimmy Paredes For Assignment

The Royals announced that they have designated infielder Jimmy Paredes for assignment and optioned right-hander Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha in order to clear room on the roster for the newly acquired Jason Frasor.

Paredes went from the Astros to the Marlins to the Orioles to the Royals on waivers this offseason and ultimately received just 10 plate appearances (which yielded a pair of singles) for Kansas City’s big league club. Most of his season was spent at Omaha, where he produced a strong .305/.332/.457 batting line in 280 plate appearances.

Given the fact that Paredes failed to pass through waivers unclaimed three times this offseason and his strong numbers for Omaha, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team express interest in a trade or on waivers now that he has been designated.

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