Paulino with the Kansas City Royals
October 5, 1983 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|September 5, 2007 for the Houston Astros|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||5.22|
Felipe Albertin Paulino Del Guidice (born October 5, 1983) is a Dominican - Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox.
Paulino was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 2, 2001. He was called up to the major leagues in September 2007. He made his major league debut on September 5, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers and through 3 innings, he gave up 5 runs.
Kansas City Royals
Paulino was traded to the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations on May 26, 2011. He made 20 starts for the Royals in 2011, striking out 119 batters over 124 2/3 innings of work, posting a season record of 4-6 with a 4.11 ERA. Paulio started the 2012 seasonon the disabled list with right elbow strain, but after missing the first 6 games he came back to post a 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA over seven starts. It was during the seventh start that Paulino experienced major elbow problems, and was placed back on the disabled list on June 9. On June 22, it was announced that he would miss the rest of the 2012 season due to a torn UCL. He underwent ulnar collateral ligament replacement, (aka Tommy John surgery) on July 3, 2012.
The Royals signed Paulino to a one-year, $1.75 million contract on November 29, 2012. He began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list as he was still recovering from the Tommy John surgery he previously had. He began throwing sessions as part of his rehabilitation and began pitching in the minor leagues in May, but never pitched for the Royals in 2013. He was designated for assignment on November 20, 2013, and chose to become a free agent.
Chicago White Sox
Paulino throws two hard fastballs, a four-seamer at 93–97 mph and a two-seam fastball at 95–98 mph. His secondary pitch is a slider at 85–88. He also has a curveball (77–80) and changeup (85–87). His curve and change are used primarily against left-handed hitters.
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- Royals Acquire Paulino From Rockies, DFA Tejeda, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 26, 2011.
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- "Felipe Paulino Has Elbow Tear"
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