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Paulino shows good velocity at extended ST

Paulino shows good velocity at extended ST

Paulino shows good velocity at extended ST
KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Felipe Paulino pitched well at the Royals' extended Spring Training camp on Friday and is close to a Minor League rehab assignment.

Paulino pitched three innings at Surprise, Ariz., and appeared ready to join Northwest Arkansas in the Double-A Texas League.

"He got his fastball up to 99, his comfort zone was 96," manager Ned Yost said.

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Paulino went on the disabled list late in Spring Training with a strain of the right forearm, taking him out of the battle with Luis Mendoza for a starting role.

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