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On the eve of pitchers and catcher reporting for spring training, Detroit Tigers minor-league backstop Ronny Paulino reportedly received a 100-game suspension after testing positive exogenous testosterone.
The Tigers purchased Paulino’s contract from Baltimore last August, then re-signed him for another year in November. He was set to open the season in Toledo alongside James McCann at the catcher spot. Detroit may have to look elsewhere for depth now.
The 32-year-old Paulino saw action in 20 games for the Orioles last season, hitting .254 with five RBI. He’s a career .272 hitter over eight MLB seasons, including time spent with the Pirates, Marlins and Mets.
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Ronny Paulino has been suspended for the second time after he violated the minor league drug prevention and treatment prgoram.
Paulino, 32, tested positive for exogenous Testosterone. He currently was to begin the season in the Detroit Tigers minor league system playing for Triple-A Toledo. This is his second offense.
Paulino has not appeared in the major leagues since 2012 and holds...
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