The utilityman had been designated for assignment on July 16. Thursday marked the seven-day deadline for the Royals to release, trade or demote Paredes.
The 25-year-old has been up and down between Triple-A and the majors this season and only has 10 at-bats on the season for the Royals, recording two hits, stealing two bases and scoring three runs. Previously, he played for the Houston Astros, posting a career-best OPS of .716 in 168 at-bats as a rookie in 2011.
- Evan Webeck