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Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes 'so excited' to land in Baltimore after up-and-down year
Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes 'so excited' to land in Baltimore after up-and-down year

Jimmy Paredes has been taken off major league rosters four times since last November, and he spent almost 100 games in the minors this year while playing with two different clubs. On Friday, he was batting fifth and playing third base for the American League East champions. “I'm so excited because they gave me the opportunity to be here with the team and we got to the playoffs,” said Paredes, who entered Friday hitting .400 (14-for-35) with the Orioles. “It was so exciting because a couple months ago, I was in the minor leagues, Triple-A, and a lot of things happened to me before.” Originally signed by the New York Yankees out of the Dominican Republic in...

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