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Paulino opts to be free agent

Paulino opts to be free agent

November 21st, 2013 in News

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Right-hander Felipe Paulino elected to become a free agent Wednesday rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha as the Royals tweaked their 40-man roster.

The Royals added outfielder Lane Adams, right-hander Michael Mariot and infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert to the roster. In corresponding moves, left-hander Noel Arguelles and infielder Irving Falu were designated for assignment.

The Royals had until Wednesday night to add players to their roster they wanted to keep out of December's Rule 5 draft, when other teams would have a chance to select them.

Paulino pitched well for the Royals in 2012, going 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA before having Tommy John surgery. He had a series of setbacks in rehab and never pitched in the majors this season.