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Felipe Paulino | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox released RHP Felipe Paulino.
Paulino would have been owed a $100,000 retention bonus if the Red Sox had opted to keep him. The righty has dealt with a myriad of shoulder issues over the last two seasons. While he was healthy this spring, he pitched just four innings in competition for a bullpen role. Mar 31 - 12:39 PM

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Red Sox signed RHP Felipe Paulino to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Paulino was limited to just 18 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season due to lingering shoulder issues, and that was after he missed all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery. He will come to spring training to compete for a bullpen spot.
Jan 29 - 6:44 PM

White Sox declined RHP Felipe Paulino's $4 million club option for 2015.

The option carried a $250,000 buyout. Paulino threw just 18 1/3 innings with the White Sox this season due to lingering shoulder issues, so it was an easy call to decline.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:47:00 PM

White Sox transferred RHP Felipe Paulino from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Taylor Thompson. Paulino remains out indefinitely with shoulder issues.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Felipe Paulino (shoulder) has been pulled off his rehab assignment after experiencing a setback.

Paulino was placed on the disabled list April 19 with rotator cuff inflammation and is now experiencing renewed discomfort around his right shoulder. There is no longer a timetable for his return to Chicago's active roster.
Tue, May 27, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Felipe Paulino (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.

Paulino has been out since mid-April with rotator cuff inflammation. He could be ready to rejoin the White Sox relatively soon, but it's not certain that it will be in a starting role.
Fri, May 2, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Felipe Paulino (shoulder) said Monday that he could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

Paulino struggled to the tune of a 11.29 ERA over four starts prior to landing on the disabled list earlier this month with right rotator cuff inflammation. He could return as a reliever.
Mon, Apr 28, 2014 05:21:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff inflammation.

Paulino was rocked for 10 runs on 13 hits in just 3 2/3 innings Friday night against the Rangers. He'll probably be moved to the bullpen when his health returns.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Felipe Paulino was obliterated in Friday’s loss to the Rangers, getting pounded for 10 runs on 13 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

With an already depleted bullpen, manager Robin Ventura tried to leave Paulino in there to take his medicine and eat some innings, but he simply couldn’t get hitters out. With an 11.29 ERA and 2.56 WHIP through his first 18 1/3, it’d be shocking if he wasn’t demoted to the bullpen after this debacle.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:02:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Felipe Paulino is still in the team's rotation "as of right now."

"As of right now we’ll continue to go," Ventura said. "We have guys in the bullpen … you can’t have guys coming in the fifth inning. It’s just not a recipe that’s going to make guys last, so it has to be better." The White Sox have some options at Triple-A Charlotte in Tommy Hanson, Dylan Axelrod, Eric Surkamp, Andre Rienzo and Charlie Leesman if they ultimately wind up demoting Paulino.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Felipe Paulino was absolutely brutal in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday, allowing six runs on six hits over his five innings of work.

Paulino walked three, struck out three and allowed three home runs on the afternoon. While the stuff still appears to be there, for whatever reason he seems to have mental lapses which causes him to hang pitches, or catch too much of the plate when he’s ahead in the count. With a 7.98 ERA and 2.11 WHIP on the season, he may not get the chance to turn things around against the Rangers in Texas on Friday.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Felipe Paulino had a rough excursion to Coors Field on Monday, getting blasted for six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the Rockies.

In his second start with the White Sox, Paulino struck out only two, walked four, and gave up a double and a single over two matchups against fellow starter Jordan Lyles. It was a night to forget, and you wonder how many more of those he'll have as a starter at this pace. Paulino sat out for the entire 2013 season due to shoulder issues and signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with Chicago in December. He was awful this spring, and will carry a 6.52 ERA into this weekend's matchup against the Indians.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 11:38:00 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and struck out six against the Twins on Wednesday.

Paulino was less than stellar this spring, but the White Sox gave him the fifth spot anyway and he made the decision look pretty good today. If he can keep the walks under control, he should be an effective starter. That said, he's not going to have that strong of an ERA in U.S. Cellular and he probably won't work deep into games, making him little more than a sixth starter in AL-only leagues.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed three runs in four innings in Thursday's start against the Cubs.

Paulino struck out three, walked one, and allowed three hits including a solo home run to Ryan Sweeney in the second inning. The right-hander has been hit hard this spring, but has also struck out 21 in 22 2/3 innings. The White Sox are hoping that Paulino, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, can have a successful and injury-free season.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 05:09:00 PM

Felipe Paulino allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a Cactus League loss to the Giants on Saturday.

Paulino allowed one home run and walked four in the outing. The right-hander also struck out three. The shellacking raised his ERA to 6.75, and it hurts his bid for a spot in the White Sox' rotation when the team breaks camp. He should get one more chance to state his case before spring ends.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 08:17:00 PM

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