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Mariners sign Ronny Paulino to a minor league deal

Post by Ryan Divish on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm with 5 Comments »
January 25, 2013 3:45 pm

From the press release

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training

The Mariners have now invited 19 players to Major League Spring Training (see attached roster), including 11 pitchers (RHP – SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training.


The Mariners have now invited 19 players to Major League Spring Training (see attached roster), including 11 pitchers (RHP – 9, LHP – 2), 4 catchers and 4 infielders. This is in addition to the current 40-man roster.

Mariners pitchers and catchers report for spring training in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 12(first workout Feb. 13) and position players report Feb. 15 (first full-squad workout Feb. 16).

Paulino, 31, split last season between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. In 20 games with the Orioles he batted .254 (16×63) with 3 doubles and 5 RBI. Over parts of eight Major League seasons with the Pirates (2005-2008), Marlins (2009-10), Mets (2011) and Orioles (2012), Paulino has appeared in 573 games with a .272 batting average. Against left-handed pitchers he is a career .325 (196×604) hitter with a .844 OPS.

Defensively he has thrown out 29% of attempted base stealers (132 of 452) at the Major League level. The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on Dec. 29, 1997.

Paulino will wear jersey #27 when he reports for spring training.

Paulino, 31, split last season between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk. In 20 games with the Orioles he batted .254 (16×63) with 3 doubles and 5 RBI. Over parts of eight Major League seasons with the Pirates (2005-2008), Marlins (2009-10), Mets (2011) and Orioles (2012), Paulino has appeared in 573 games with a .272 batting average. Against left-handed pitchers he is a career .325 (196×604) hitter with a .844 OPS.

Defensively he has thrown out 29% of attempted base stealers (132 of 452) at the Major League level. The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was originally signed by Pittsburgh as a non-drafted free agent on Dec. 29, 1997.

Paulino will wear jersey #27 when he reports for spring training.

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  1. looked like a good Jasso replacement until I read the 29% figure………

  2. bbnate420 says:

    29% is better than Jaso did. Not thrilled with this guy. Hope they still consider Shoppach. Bourn would be the best. They need him. Can’t trust Guti as far as you can throw him. Even if he does have a good year in 2013, they may still have room in the outfield for him in 2014 even with Bourn.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    Divish, is there a better chance of the M’s signing Bourn or you truly coming out as a gay penguin?

  4. I guess they could sign Bourn, but they would have to move a few players in a trade.

    It depends on what Bourn is asking for. He’s obviously lost his market. Boras may have him go the Beltre route and sign a 1 year deal too.

    As for another catcher, I’d expect them to sign Shoppach or someone else in the coming days. Wedge hinted to that today at FanFest …

  5. Nate, I meant that they would have to clear up some roster space. right now, they have 40 men on the roster.

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