Edward Paredes

Position: LHP
Born: 09/30/86
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Acquired in the minor league phase of the 2016 MLB Rule 5 Draft from the Tigers (LAD). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on May 12, 2005 (SEA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
A combined 1-2 with a 2.23 ERA in 30 games in relief between Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), striking out 59 and walking 13 in 40 1/3 innings, while allowing 37 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Oklahoma City on July 24, when RHP Josh Ravin was recalled and LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu was activated from the DL, while OF Trayce Thompson was sent down, and LHP Clayton Kershaw and RHP Brandon McCarthy went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 07/24/17

Debut Details
July 24, in a 6-4 win against the Twins. The fourth of five pitchers on the night, he tossed a perfect eighth inning, throwing just 11 pitches, seven of them for strikes. He got Jason Castro to fly out to left, Zack Granite to line out to first unassisted, and then retired Max Kepler on a groundout to third base.

Player Notes
Paredes, 30 years old, makes his MLB debut in his 13th year as a professional baseball player, after basically reviving his career in the past two seasons as a reliable reliever in the Angels and Dodgers systems. In 2016, with the Angels, he was a Texas League All-Star at Arkansas (Double-A) when he went 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 46 games, striking out 53 in 43 2/3 innings and walking 21 while allowing 25 hits for a .167 BAA. Paredes spent the first seven years of his pro career in the Mariners system, rising as far as a combined 2011 campaign between Jackson (Double-A) and Tacoma (Triple-A) where he posted a 6.59 ERA in 43 games. After declaring minor league free agency, he was idle domestically in 2012 before inking a deal with the Indians, but was released early on in 2013 after posting an 8.10 ERA in six games at Akron (Double-A). Paredes found new life and excelled in three seasons on the mound with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League in 2013 (2.96 ERA in 33 games), 2014 (2.70 ERA in 43 games) and 2015 (3.32 ERA in 55 games), earning him another shot at affiliated play (the dream of most indy leaguers). He inked with the Angels in November of 2015 and enjoyed a great comeback at Arkansas in 2016. After signing with the Tigers in the offseason, he was plucked away by the Dodgers in the minor league phase of the 2016 MLB Rule 5 Draft.