Paulino signed a contract last week with the Seibu Lions of the Nippon Professional Baseball League, Octagon Baseball reports. The 32-year-old had been working in a relief role with Triple-A Columbus in the Indians organization, posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.77 WHIP across 13 innings. Since he wasn't on the Tribe's 40-man roster and didn't have much of a path to the big leagues, Paulino decided to take his talents overseas.
Paulino signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Friday that includes an invite to spring training. Paulino spent over a month of the season without a team, but eventually landed with the Cubs where he pitched to a 4.93 ERA in 20 starts with the Triple-A club. The 32-year-old will have a chance to make the big league roster out of spring training, but he hasn't made more than seven appearances in a season in the majors since 2011, so he'll more likely serve as pitching depth in the minors.
The Cubs have signed veteran right-hander Felipe Paulino to a minor league deal, per Baseball America. Paulino has not appeared in a big league game since he pitched for the south side White Sox in 2014, when he compiled an 11.29 ERA in four starts. He surrendered 35 hits and 12 walks in just 18 1/3 innings. He hooked on with Boston in spring training, but was released in March.
The Red Sox announced Tuesday they released pitcher Felipe Paulino. Paulino had a fairly productive spring, posting a 2.25 ERA in four relief innings. He walked one and struck out three.
Red Sox pitcher Felipe Paulino has been held out of workouts in camp due to an illness, according to the Boston Herald. Paulino is the only pitcher not participating in drills right now. He signed a minor-league deal with the club during the offseason, and is hoping to win a spot on the 25-man roster this spring. It doesn't seem like the issue is serious, and Paulino should be able to return to action soon. The 31-year-old has been limited to just 18 1/3 innings since 2013 due to various arm injuries.
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