Skip to content

Royals put Felipe Paulino on disabled list with elbow injury

Mar 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

Felipe Paulino AP

Felipe Paulino looked like a candidate for a mini-breakout this season after throwing 125 innings with a 4.11 ERA and 119 strikeouts following a trade to the Royals last year, but instead the 28-year-old right-hander was placed on the disabled list with elbow soreness.

Manager Ned Yost indicated to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com that the injury is not considered serious, but Paulino has a history of elbow problems and it means both Luis Mendoza and Danny Duffy will be in the Opening Day rotation while he recovers from what is officially being called a right forearm flexor pronator strain.

They’ll join Opening Day starter Bruce Chen, plus Jonathan Sanchez and Luke Hochevar, which is a group that plays a big part in me being skeptical about the Royals’ chances of finally contending this season.

(And just because I’m still a child, this out-of-context quote from Yost about Paulino made me chuckle: “He’s a real tight-bodied guy.”)

  1. cur68 - Mar 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Spring training needs to end, like NOW, before any more Royals disintegrate. Only Frenchy remains durable. Hang in there Frenchy….

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Patience finally paying off for Royals fans
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (2800)
  2. D. Ortiz (1979)
  3. M. Trout (1956)
  4. A. Pagan (1950)
  5. A. Pujols (1896)
  1. J. Hamilton (1848)
  2. N. Arenado (1779)
  3. G. Stanton (1767)
  4. H. Ramirez (1753)
  5. C. Kershaw (1685)