With just three bats on the bench, you could argue they still need to add a position player, but I digress.
This afternoon, the Royals recalled Jimmy Paredes from Omaha.
Paredes is off to a .319/319/.447 start for the Triple-A club and has played all over the field. He was already on the 40-man roster. And he's a left-handed bat. Basically, this is the guy the Royals need on their roster. For the short-term. It looks like Paredes has options remaining (according to MLB Depth Charts) so he can burn up I-29 all season.
It's not like the guy isn't well travelled. Paredes could write one of those "How I Spent My Offseason" essays. He was claimed off waivers no less than three times. First by the Miami Marlins in Novemeber. Then in February, he was plucked by the Orioles. Just a couple days later, the Royals grabbed him. Hell, he could have done one for the regular season as he was summoned to Houston five times. I'm guessing he goes week to week on his rent.
In 394 major league plate appearances, he's a career .234/.274/.311 hitter with 112 strikeouts and just 21 walks. His previous claim to fame was he was once ahead of Jose Altuve on the Astro second base prospect charts.