There is a new member of the Phillies, gang!
#Phillies have acquired infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.— Phillies (@Phillies) June 1, 2016
Everyone, say hi to Jimmy. *imagines large group of people shouting HI JIMMY* And let's all say goodbye to this very valued and important member of the Phillies.
Moving to a new team is getting to be old hat for Paredes. In 2016 he's spent time with Orioles minor league affiliates in Bowie, MD and Norfolk, VA before the Blue Jays claimed him off waivers on May 16, just 16 days ago. In that time, he played in seven games for the Jays. In 17 plate appearances, Paredes hit .267 with one home run.
To make room for Paredes on the 40-man roster, the Phillies moved pitcher Charlie Morton to the 60-day DL. To make room for Paredes in the majors, well, someone had to go.
Paredes will report to Philadelphia today. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, #Phillies designated Emmanuel Burriss for assignment.— Phillies (@Phillies) June 1, 2016
I'm pretty okay with that, considering that Burriss has been as effective for the Phillies as a flamingo garden decoration. In 36 plate appearances, he's hit .121/.194/.212.
Welcome to the Phillies, Jimmy! And best of luck to Emmanuel Burriss. I totally didn't mean that thing about the flamingo. (Or did I?)