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Ronny Paulino | Catcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Tigers released C Ronny Paulino.
Paulino was expected to begin the season as the starting catcher at Triple-A Toledo, but was hit with a 100 game suspension for his second violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal. Sat, Jul 19, 2014 11:11:00 AM

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Ronny Paulino has been suspended 100 games for violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.

This is Paulino's second violation. He previously served a 50-game suspension between 2010-2011. The veteran backstop signed a minor league deal with the Tigers over the winter and was expected to begin the season in Triple-A.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 03:11:00 PM

Tigers re-signed C Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract.

Paulino was acquired via trade from the Orioles in August. With Brayan Pena now in Cincy, Paulino could wind up as Alex Avila's backup next season.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Tigers acquired C Ronny Paulino from the Orioles; assigned him to Triple-A Toledo.

The deal was first reported by MASN's Roch Kubatko. Paulino will serve as organizational depth for Detroit.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 04:42:00 PM

The Orioles have sold Ronny Paulino's contract to the Tigers, reports Roch Kubatko of

No official announcement from either team yet, but Paulino is expected to report to Triple-A Toledo. The veteran backstop is useful organizational depth to have around.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Orioles signed C Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract.

Paulino was released by the Mariners just before the start of the season and has finally landed another gig. He played 20 games for the Orioles last season and spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Norfolk. The 32-year-old will report to extended spring training first before presumably being assigned to Norfolk.
Mon, May 20, 2013 07:42:00 PM

Mariners released C Ronny Paulino.

Paulino signed a minor league contract with the M's in late February but could not crack the Opening Day roster. The veteran backstop will try to latch on elsewhere.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 06:14:00 PM

Ronny Paulino has reported to Mariners' camp.

Paulino was a couple days late while getting a visa issue resolved. He's likely to begin the 2013 season as catching depth at Triple-A.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Ronny Paulino is not expected to report to Mariners' camp for a few more days due to visa issues in his native Dominican Republic.

Paulino signed a minor league deal with the Mariners over the winter after batting .254/.266/.302 in 20 games with the Orioles last year. He's unlikely to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster, as the M's already have Kelly Shoppach in place as a backup to Jesus Montero.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Ronny Paulino and Jhonny Nunez haven't reported to Mariners' camp due to visa problems.

It's not clear when either player will report to camp. Paulino, a non-roster invitee, is unlikely to make the Mariners' Opening Day roster unless there's an injury. Nunez hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2009 and is likely ticketed for Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Mariners signed C Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract.

He's been given an invitation to spring training and should have a good shot at landing the backup job behind Jesus Montero. Paulino batted .254/.266/.302 with no homers over 20 games in 2012 with the Orioles and sports a .272/.324/.376 career batting line.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 09:16:00 PM

Ronny Paulino has elected free agency.

Paulino batted .254/.266/.302 over 20 games this year for the Orioles. The 31-year-old is a career .325/.379/.465 hitter against left-handed pitching and could be able to find a backup job somewhere.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 08:54:00 PM

Orioles optioned C Ronny Paulino to Triple-A Norfolk.

Paulino has an option to turn down the assignment and become a free agent. He was cleared to make room for Taylor Teagarden's return from the disabled list.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012 01:07:00 PM

Ronny Paulino is currently dealing with a hairline fracture of his left big toe.

Paulino suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot on Sunday. He'll attempt to play through the pain for now.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Orioles recalled C Ronny Paulino from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll take Luis Exposito's spot as Matt Wieters' backup. Paulino was sent down earlier this month despite hitting .300 over 30 at-bats with the O's. He returns after batting .283/.313/.391 at Norfolk.
Fri, May 25, 2012 03:25:00 PM

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