Ronny Paulino C DET 7 Months
The Orioles have sold Ronny Paulino's contract to the Tigers, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.
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.
Ronny Paulino C DET 10 Months
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.
Ronny Paulino C DET Feb 15 '13
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.
Ronny Paulino C DET Feb 13 '13
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.
Ronny Paulino C DET Jan 24 '13
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.