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Mariners sign catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract

Jan 24, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mariners have signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract. This confirms a report by Alexander Azuaje from earlier this week.

Paulino, who turns 32 in April, batted .254 (16-for-63) with three doubles, five RBI and a .567 OPS in 20 games with the Orioles last season. He has a .700 OPS over eight seasons in the majors, including an .844 OPS against southpaws.

The Mariners traded John Jaso to the Athletics last week in the three-team Michael Morse deal, so Jesus Montero currently projects to get the majority of the playing time behind the plate. Paulino could serve as the backup, though the Mariners will likely continue to look for depth in the days ahead.

  1. fearthehoody - Jan 24, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Mike Carp, James Paxton, Nick Franklin for Justin Upton by January’s end. Take it to the bank

    • cowboysoldiertx - Jan 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      Lol too funny!

  2. tstimler - Jan 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    fearthehoody January 24, 2013, 6:55 PM PST

    Mike Carp, James Paxton, Nick Franklin for Justin Upton by January’s end. Take it to the bank.

    Justin Upton got traded today…

  3. cackalackyank - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Look Brian! Another catcher signing!

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