KANSAS CITY, Mo. We already know the strength of this Royals team is its pitching.
And within the next month or so, it could get even stronger with the possible additions of left-hander Danny Duffy and right-hander Felipe Paulino, both recovering from Tommy John surgery last summer.
Duffy already is on rehab assignment and has moved up to Triple-A Omaha.
Paulino now is set to begin his rehab assignment (30-day maximum) at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. He is expected to throw 75 pitches in his first start there.
FOXSportsKansasCity.com caught up with Paulino on Friday in the Royals' clubhouse, where he was reunited briefly with his teammates after spending most of the last two months at extended spring training in Arizona.
"It feels so good to be back with the guys again," he said. "I just had a couple of days before I go to Double-A, so I thought I'd stop by Kansas City. I can't wait to get back. They're playing well and having fun.
"I want to be part of that."