Royals’ Dyson on bereavement leave

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson is expected to rejoin the team Monday.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson was placed on bereavement leave Friday, and the Royals recalled utilityman Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha.

Dyson, according to manager Ned Yost, will rejoin the team Monday.

Players on the bereavement list must miss a minimum of three games and cannot be on the list longer than seven games.

Paredes, who has minor-league options left, can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield. He said he originally was signed as a shortstop.

"I haven’t been told where I’ll play," Paredes said. "I just know I’ll be here a few games."


Justin Maxwell got the start Friday in center field for Dyson against Minnesota.

Yost said Paredes will serve as the team’s fourth outfielder and emergency infielder, although if Alcides Escobar were hurt, he would go with Omar Infante at shortstop.

Paredes was with Houston last season, playing 48 games with the Astros while hitting .192 with one homer and 10 RBI.

Paredes, 25, then started a bizarre offseason journey. He was released by Houston, claimed off waivers by Miami, released by Miami, claimed by Baltimore, released by Baltimore, then claimed by the Royals.

"It got pretty confusing there for awhile," he said.

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