According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed RHP Felipe Paulino to a minor league contract. Paulino was released by the Red Sox on March 31. The Cubs have not posted signing Paulino to the transactions page.
Felipe Paulino made four relief appearances in the spring for the Red Sox. Paulino allowed one run on two hits with a walk and three strikeouts in four innings (2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP).
Felipe Paulino appeared in four games for the White Sox last season. Paulino was 0-2 in four starts with an 11.29 ERA, a 2.56 WHIP and 7.99 FIP. In 18 1/3 innings, Paulino allowed 24 runs, 23 earned, on 35 hits with 12 walks and 14 strikeouts.
The 31-year old right hander also started five games for Triple-A Charlotte in 2014. Paulino was 0-3 with a 9.78 ERA and a 2.33 WHIP. Paulino gave up 24 runs, 21 earned, on 29 hits with 16 walks and 16 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings.
Over parts of six seasons in the big leagues with the Astros, Royals, Rockies and White Sox, Felipe Paulino is 13-34 with a 5.22 ERA, a 1.55 WHIP and 4.27 WHIP. Paulino started 65 of the 97 games in the majors he appeared in.
The Cubs have not announced the signing. It is very likely Felipe Paulino will report to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa before he is assigned to a minor league affiliate. It is unknown at this point if the Cubs will use Paulino as a reliever or a starter.