Paulino pitching for the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, in 2015
|Sugar Land Skeeters – No. 38|
October 5, 1983 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|MLB: September 5, 2007, for the Houston Astros|
|NPB: June 18, 2016, for the Saitama Seibu Lions|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||5.22|
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||3.89|
Felipe Albertin Paulino Del Guidice (born October 5, 1983) is a Dominican-Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox, and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Saitama Seibu Lions.
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
Boston Red Sox
2015 WBSC Premier12
Saitama Seibu Lions
Sugar Land Skeeters
On March 29, 2017, Paulino signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He re-signed with the team on July 28, 2017 after being released from the Saraperos de Saltillo.
Saraperos de Saltillo
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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- Rockies Designate Felipe Paulino For Assignment, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 21, 2011.
- Royals Acquire Paulino From Rockies, DFA Tejeda, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 26, 2011.
- Kaegel, Dick (November 29, 2012). "Paulino, Royals agree on $1.75 million deal for '13". MLB.com via KC Royals website. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
- "Kansas City Royals' Felipe Paulino has torn elbow ligament, likely needs surgery". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
- Perry, Dayn (December 9, 2013). "White Sox agree to terms with Felipe Paulino". cbssports.com. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
- Simon, Andrew (January 29, 2015). "Five get Minors deals, spring invites from Red Sox". MLB.com. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- "Red Sox release Paulino, keep Quintero". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 31, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015.
- Gleeman, Aaron (May 11, 2015). "Cubs sign right-hander Felipe Paulino". hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
- "Venezuela reveals Final Roster for #Premier12". Mister Baseball. October 15, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
- "Cleveland Indians invite veteran pitcher Felipe Paulino to spring training on minor league deal". cleveland.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
- "PITCHf/x Player Card: Felipe Paulino Del Guidice". BrooksBaseball.net. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
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