Paret was the starting shortstop on the Cuban teams that won gold medals at the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics and second place at the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He was named most valuable player of the 2005 World Cup of Baseball after going 12 for 19 with 8 stolen bases in the tournament.
In July 1997, Paret and his Villa Clara teammates Osmani García and Angel López spoke with Cuban defector Rolando Arrojo by telephone. As a result, they were banned from Cuban baseball for "maintaining contact with baseball traitors." The ban has since been lifted. On July 28, 2006, ESPN.com reported that Paret and Yulieski Gurriel had defected from Cuba and into Colombia. . Days later, Gurriel denied the report.
- "Eduardo Paret Pérez" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved 2006-10-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter
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- Jamail, Milton H. (2000). Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press. p. 88. ISBN 0-8093-2310-9.
- "Report: Cuban baseball players defect in Colombia". ESPN.com news services. Retrieved July 28, 2006.
- Rojas, Enrique. "Cuban star Gurriel has no interest in deserting". ESPNdeportes.com. Retrieved August 1, 2006.
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