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Ronnie Paulino signs minor league deal

Ronnie Paulino signs minor league deal

PostPost #1 by dan72 » May 22nd, 2013, 10:37 pm

The Baltimore Orioles signed veteran catcher Ronny Paulino on Monday adding catching depth to their organization. Paulino played 20 games for the Orioles last season before attempting to win a spot with the Mariners this spring. Paulino was unable to gain another job after his release this spring. The 32-year-old Paulino is a career .272/.324/.376 hitter with 33 home runs and 216 RBI. He figures to be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk where he will serve as organization depth initially.
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Re: Ronnie Paulino signs minor league deal

PostPost #2 by osforlife » May 24th, 2013, 2:24 pm

I firmly believe the Orioles are obsessed with the catching depth in the organization. They must not like some of the guys they have. Wieters, Snyder, Robinson, Martinez, Exposito, Joseph, Gil, Ward, and now Paulino on three teams, with Taylor Teagarden on the DL. I just don't get it.
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Re: Ronnie Paulino signs minor league deal

PostPost #3 by osforlife » August 13th, 2013, 7:57 pm

Baltimore has sold Paulino's contract to the Tigers for cash considerations after he was claimed off waivers. Paulino, 32, hit .234/.368/.319 between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk this season and last appeared in the Majors with the O's in 2012.

The Orioles are finally getting rid of some of their excess catching depth. Robinson and Paulino have been traded, while Gil was released back in May.
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