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Chiefs kicker Santos meets fellow Brazilian, Royals OF Orlando

The Chiefs and Royals play a parking lot away from each other. But two star Brazilians had to travel half a world away to be sports neighbors in Kansas City. Cairo Santos, the Chiefs kicker and first Brazilian national in NFL history, met up with Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando, the first Brazilian ever to notch a hit in the MLB. The two chatted before Wednesday's Royals game --...
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Kansas City Royals: Next man up

Outfielder Paulo Orlando has been one of the teams bright spots so far this season (kingsofkauffman). The Kansas City Royals are off to a solid 11-4 start after beginning the year with seven consecutive wins. With key players on the Royals roster going down with injuries already early in the year, such as new-Royal Alex Rios with a broken hand and star closer Greg Holland with a...
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Kansas City Royals: meet Paulo Orlando, the triples machine

It isn’t everyday that in the first year of a player’s MLB regular season play that they hit five triples in the first seven games of the season. In fact, no one has ever done that, until now. The 29-year old outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, Paulo Orlando, has been on a tear ever since being brought up from the minor leagues after seven long years of proving himself worthy...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Exactly is Paulo Orlando?

Amidst all that took place in Kansas City this weekend, one player deserves attention for doing something historic. That would be 29-year-old rookie outfielder Paulo Orlando. Along with Indians catcher Yan Gomes and Marlins pitcher Andre Rienzo, Orlando is just the third Brazilian born player in Major League Baseball history. He has also already gained the reputation for being a...
Via Baseball Essential
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Paulo Orlando 21 Triples

The highest career triple rates in baseball history, minimum 1000 plate appearances, with one exception: Paulo Orlando, 17.2% Tom Long, 3.0% Joe Jackson, 3.0% Sam Crawford, 2.9% Buck Freeman, 2.7% Orlando, obviously, doesn’t qualify, being well short of 1000 career trips to the plate. But let’s just pretend he got all the way up to […]
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals' Paulo Orlando smashes triples record

After spending nine seasons in the minor-leagues, Paulo Orlando has become one of the most exciting players in Major League Baseball. Because he can't stop hitting triples.The Royals' rookie outfielder was just happy to finally make it to the big leagues, but he was shoved into the spotlight when outfielder Alex Rios was sidelined with a broken hand.Orlando tripled Monday night against...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Single Parade, Paulo Orlando Spoil Billy Butler’s Emotional Homecoming

  Kansas City sent Oakland back to the Intercontinental Hotel with flashbacks of the 2014 Wildcard game. The Royals squeaked one out a 6-4 win tonight in another thrilling match against the Oakland Athletics, but before the series started, the Royals presented Billy Butler with his AL Championship ring as the crowd stood and chanted, “BIL-LY BUT-LER!” It was an emotional...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals beat Athletics in rematch of AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off. In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning Friday night to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win over Oakland in another back-and-forth affair. Omar Infante also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, whose 12-inning victory...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Fans Ask: Yeah, Why Not Us?

  With Opening day for the Kansas City Royals just days away there’s still a few things that need to be decided. Will Paulo Orlando make the team? Will Omar Infante be healthy enough to play defense? If not, who will replace him? Will the new Craft a Draft bar at Kauffman be a mad house all year? All of these will eventually be answered and we’ll have a new set of questions...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Promote Outfielder Paulo Orlando To 40-Man Roster

The Kansas City Royals have not remained idle since dropping game 7 of the World Series to the Giants. They announced Monday that they have added outfielder Paulo Orlando to the active 40 man roster. There have been previous talks of Orlando’s promotion, but mediocre performance has delayed the decision until now. Orlando spent the entire 2014 season in Omaha where he batted...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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