World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ronny Paulino

Article Id: WHEBN0004869562
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ronny Paulino  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 2007 Pittsburgh Pirates season, Dominican Summer League Pirates, John Baker (baseball), Altoona Curve, Salomón Torres
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Ronny Paulino

Ronny Paulino
Paulino with the Baltimore Orioles
Piratas de Campeche – No. 46
Catcher/ First baseman
Born: (1981-04-21) April 21, 1981
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 16, 2005, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .272
Home runs 33
Runs batted in 216
Ronny Paulino
Medal record
Competitor for  Dominican Republic
Men's Baseball
Central American and Caribbean Games
2002 San Salvador Team

Ronny Leonel Paulino (born April 21, 1981) is a Dominican professional baseball catcher for the Piratas de Campeche of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles.


  • Career 1
    • Pittsburgh Pirates: 1997–2008 1.1
    • Florida Marlins: 2009–10 1.2
    • New York Mets: 2011 1.3
    • Baltimore Orioles: 2012 1.4
    • Seattle Mariners 1.5
    • Baltimore Orioles 1.6
    • Detroit Tigers 1.7
    • Sultanes de Monterrey 1.8
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Paulino with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2007

Pittsburgh Pirates: 1997–2008

Paulino signed as a non-drafted Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 Draft, but he was returned to the Pirates in spring training of the following year. After making his major league debut in September 2005 with the Pirates, Paulino was selected to the Dominican Republic team for the 2006 World Baseball Classic as a backup catcher. The highlight of the World Baseball Classic for Paulino came on March 13, when Paulino started at catcher against the Cuban team. Paulino went 2–2 with a double, three walks, and a run scored in the Dominican's triumph over Cuba. On April 16, 2006, Paulino was recalled to the Major Leagues and quickly became the Pirates every day catcher. Eventually he was again demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, as management would give Ryan Doumit the bulk of playing time behind the plate with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Paulino was praised by the Pirates pitching staff as an excellent catcher to work with. The staff earned run average (ERA) is markedly better when Paulino is behind the plate.[1]

His .310 batting average made him the first rookie catcher since Mike Piazza to play in at least 100 games and bat at least .310. He is only the second rookie catcher since 1969 to have those numbers.[2]

Florida Marlins: 2009–10

On December 10, 2008, Paulino was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for minor league catcher Jason Jaramillo.[3] He was then traded to the San Francisco Giants on March 27, 2009 for pitcher Jack Taschner. Two hours later he was traded to the Florida Marlins for pitcher Hector Correa.[4]

With the Marlins, Pauline platooned with left-handed hitting catcher John Baker. After Baker suffered a season-ending injury in May 2010, Paulino took over starting duties for the majority of the season. On August 20, 2010, Paulino received a 50-game suspension for violation of baseball's drug policy. Paulino claimed the positive test was a result of a dietary pill.[5]

Paulino during the Subway Series

New York Mets: 2011

In December 2010, the New York Mets signed Paulino to a one-year contract.[6] On May 1, 2011, in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Paulino went 5–7 and hit the game-winning RBI in the 14th inning in his first game as with the Mets.[7] With the news of the death of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader who was the mastermind of the September 11 attacks circulating during the game against their rivals, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Paulino delivered "a good win for us, and obviously a huge win for America tonight."[8]

On June 8, Paulino hit his first home run with the Mets, a three-run home run off of the Milwaukee Brewers Kameron Loe.

Paulino became a free agent after the Mets decided not to tender his contract.[9]

Baltimore Orioles: 2012

The Baltimore Orioles signed Paulino to a minor league contract on January 30, 2012. He also received an invitation to spring training, but arrived three weeks late to camp after having visa issues.[10] Paulino made the Orioles 2012 Opening Day roster after Taylor Teagarden, newly signed by the team to be the backup catcher, went on the disabled list because of back problems.[11] In the second game of the 2012 season, Paulino made his first start of the year as the DH and went 4–4.[12] On July 15, 2012, Paulino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Taylor Teagarden, who was coming off from the 60-day disabled list.

Seattle Mariners

Paulino signed with the Seattle Mariners after the 2012 season but was released in March 2013.

Baltimore Orioles

Paulino signed with the Baltimore Orioles on May 15, 2013 to a minor league contract.

Detroit Tigers

In August 2013, the Orioles assigned Paulino to the

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

External links

  1. ^ Kovacevic, Dejan (June 10, 2006). "Pirates Notebook: Paulino still catching on behind plate". Post Gazette. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Meyer, Paul (September 27, 2006). "Pirates Notebook: McClatchy is keeping his decision a mystery". Post Gazette. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Phillies acquire Paulino". December 29, 1997. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Haft, Chris (March 27, 2009). "Giants acquire, then trade Paulino". Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Alden. "Paulino suspended for positive PED test". Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ DiComo, Anthony (December 9, 2010). "Mets complete Paulino, Carrasco deals".  
  7. ^ Associated Press (May 2, 2011). "Paulino leads Mets past Phillies in 14". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved May 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ Rubin, Adam (May 2, 2011). "Phillies crowd erupts in 'U-S-A' cheers". Retrieved May 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Non-Tender News: New York Mets Cut Ronny Paulino and Mike Baxter". 
  10. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (March 14, 2012). "Wada reports no pain after simulated game". Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (March 30, 2012). "With Teagarden to DL, roster taking shape". Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Paulino's big day". April 7, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ Calcaterra, Craig (August 13, 2013). "The Orioles send Ronny Paulino to the Tigers". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ Schmehl, James (November 13, 2013). "Detroit Tigers sign catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league deal". Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ Snyder, Matt (February 12, 2014). "Ronny Pauline suspended 100 games for second PED-related offense". Retrieved February 12, 2014. 


On April 28, 2015, Paulino signed with the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican Baseball League.

Sultanes de Monterrey

On July 19th, 2014, Paulino was released.

[15] On February 12, 2014, Paulino was suspended 100 games by Major League Baseball for a second PED-related offense.[14]

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.