Paulino undergoes successful elbow surgery

Paulino undergoes successful elbow surgery

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Felipe Paulino became the fourth Royals pitcher to undergo elbow ligament replacement surgery this year.

General manager Dayton Moore on Sunday said that Paulino underwent the Tommy John procedure earlier in the week in Los Angeles.

"It was successful surgery," Moore said.

Earlier this year, right-handers Joakim Soria and Blake Wood and left-hander Danny Duffy had the surgery, all of which were performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.