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16 Paulo Orlando RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 11/1/1985 | Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 1/1
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Paulo Orlando homers in Royals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Royals left fielder Paulo Orlando went 1 for 4 in Sunday's win over the White Sox. 

Orlando hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, his fourth of the year and second in the last four games. 

Orlando is 5 for his last 15 with hits in three of the last four games. 


Royals' Paulo Orlando slams walk-off in Game 1 of DH Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando was the offensive hero in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rays. Orlando came to bat in the bottom of the ninth winning, with the bases loaded and the score tied 4-4. 

Orlando promptly unloaded the bases with the walk-off grand slam, giving the Royals the 9-5 victory. It was the first career walk-off hit of any kind for Orlando, who had just been called up from Triple-A prior to the game. It was his second home run of the season.

"I just thought about doing my job, fly ball," Orlando said, per MLB.com. "Then when the ball went, I went crazy."


Royals DFA Jason Frasor; recall Pablo Orlando


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The Royals designated pitcher Jason Frasor for assignment Monday, the team announced. Frasor has a 1.54 ERA over 23 1/3 innings, but he has walked 15 batters.

The team also recalled outfielder Pablo Orlando from Triple-A. Orlando hit .241 with one home run and seven RBI in 112 at-bats earlier this season.


Royals send down Paulo Orlando to make room for Alex Rios


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) The Royals announced that outfielder Alex Rios was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. 

Rios had been out with a fractured hand since mid-April. 

To make room for Rios, the Royals optioned outfielder Paulo Orlando to Triple-A Omaha. Orlando was hitting .241 with one home run seven RBI. He had a league-leading five triples, however. 


Royals' Paulo Orlando hits first career home run


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando hit his first career home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees. 

"I got pretty good contact and right field is pretty short here," he said. "The first one you never forget. And to be at Yankee Stadium, too."

Orlando's solo shot in the sixth was the Royals' only run of the game. Orlando went 1 for 3 and drove in his seventh run of the year. 


Paulo Orlando starts eighth straight for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Paulo Orlando is in the Royals starting lineup in right field for the eighth straight game. 

With Alex Rios on the disabled list, Orlando appears to have beaten out Jarrod Dyson for the starting job. Orlando has started 22 of the 33 games since Rios went down. 


Royals RF Paulo Orlando in starting lineup Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Royals rookie Paulo Orlando is getting a rare start Wednesday against the host Rangers. He is set to play right field and bat ninth.

Orlando had been receiving significant playing time earlier in the year, but has just started one game in the last nine, which coincided with his slump. He has four hits in his last 26 at-bats.


Royals CF Lorezno Cain back from suspension, starts Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain returned from his two-game suspension on Wednesday. He was in the starting lineup, batting third for manager Ned Yost. Cain was suspended for participating in the bench-clearing brawl with the White Sox that occured on April 23. 

Cain is batting .333 on the season with three home runs and 13 RBI. With Cain's return, Jarrod Dyson slides over to right field and Paulo Orlando was out of the lineup. 


Royals RF Paulo Orlando in starting lineup Tuesday vs. Indians


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando was in the starting lineup for the thid consecutive game on Tuesday versus the Indians. Orlando got off to a hot start in 2015, but has cooled down considerably. He is just three for his last 19 with five strikeouts and zero walks over that span.

Lorenzo Cain will be returning from suspension on Wednesday, which should push Orlando back to a part-time role with Jarrod Dyson.


Royals' Paulo Orlando not in lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is not in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Indians.

Orlando has made nine straight starts in right field but will cede the position to Jarrod Dyson, who is batting ninth Monday. Orlando has hit .289/.347/.533 with a league-leading five triples in 45 at-bats.

The Royals are underdogs (+130) in Cleveland Monday.


Paulo Orlando goes 3 for 3 in Royals' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando went 3 for 3 in Friday's suspended game, which was completed on Sunday afternoon. 

Orlando doubled, his second of the year, and drove in a run, his fifth. He also stole his second base of the year and lifted his average to .341.


Royals' Paulo Orlando makes triples history Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Royals right fielder Paulo Orlando went 1 for 3 with a triple, a walk and two RBI in Monday's 7-1 win over the Twins.

The triple was Orlando's fifth in his first seven games, setting a new major-league record for the fewest games to hit five triples to open a career, MLB.com reports. He said he knows pretty soon after making contact whether he has a chance at a triple.

"Usually when it gets over the infielder's head," he said. "… The whole game, I tried to pull everything. But the last pitcher, we got a report that he threw a little cutter, so I tried to think right side."

Orlando has an added chance at collecting base hits at home due to Kaufman Stadium's spacious gaps.

"It helps," manager Ned Yost said of the bigger ballpark. "But if you watch him fly around the bases, he's going to hit triples in any ballpark when he puts the ball in the gap."

Orlando has hit .269/.345/.654 in 26 at-bats.


Royals SS Alcides Escobar back in the lineup, Lorenzo Cain out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is back in the starting lineup Monday against the Twins after missing last two games with a knee injury, according to 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.

Escobar took a hard slide from Brett Lawrie in Friday's game against the Athletics and was forced to leave the game, which led to multiple bean balls being thrown throughout the weekend series. 

Outfielder Lorenzo Cain will get the day off Monday, with Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson starting in center and right field. Cain is tearing the cover off the ball to start the year, hitting a blistering .413 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 46 at-bats.

The Royals are currently the favorites (-150) against the Twins.


Escobar sits out Saturday, Orlando takes Royals' leadoff spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Royals shortstop and leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar was not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Athletics, according to MLB.com.

Escobar sustained a mild strain and contusion to his left knee during Friday's win over Oakland. He suffered the injury when Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie slid into him at second base while attempting to break up a double play in the seventh inning. Escobar is hitting .326 (14 for 43) with a .348 on-base percentage and five RBI in 10 games.

Right fielder Paulo Orlando took Escobar's spot at the top of the order. The 29-year-old Brazilian tripled in a run en route to Kansas City's 6-4 win over Oakland. He is hitting .313/.353/.813 with four triples over his first 17 career plate appearances.


Royals' Yost: Dyson, Orlando to platoon in RF with Rios sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said he plans to platoon Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando in right field with Alex Rios sidelined around six weeks due to a broken left hand, according to MLB Network Radio. He said Dyson will start against right-handers and Orlando against lefties.

Orlando is batting .375 (3 for 8) with three triples in two games, while Dyson is 1 for 1 in one game.


Royals left fielder Paulo Orlando rips two triples in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Royals left fielder Paulo Orlando went 2 for 5 at the plate Sunday in Kansas City's 9-2 win over the Angels. Orlando tripled to center in the sixth inning and was brought in on an Alcides Escobar sacrifice fly.

Orlando then tripled again in the seventh and scored on an Omar Infante double. He is the first player in major league history to have the first three hits of his career go for triples. He is now hitting .375 in his first eight at-bats this season.


LF Gordon not in starting lineup for Royals, Orlando gets nod


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Left fielder Alex Gordon, who is off to a slow start this season, is not in the starting lineup for the Royals on Sunday, with Paulo Orlando sliding into his spot, per the Kansas City Star

Gordon is just 1 for 13 with two walks in four games this season, after undergoing offseason wrist surgery. Orlando has started one other game this season and has one hit in three at-bats. 

The Royals (+105) are slight underdogs in the series finale against the Angels. 


Royals get Alex Gordon back in lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) After taking Thursday off, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has returned to the starting lineup

Gordon will hit sixth against the Angels Friday night. The plan is to rest him during day games so he can still recover from an injured wrist, which is why he didn't play Thursday against the White Sox. 

With Gordon in the lineup, Paulo Orlando moves to the bench. Gordon started the season 1 for 6 with two RBI and two walks. 


Royals' Paulo Orlando triples in MLB debut on Thursday


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) After spending nine years in the minors, Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando nailed a triple for his first hit in the big leagues. 

Orlando walked in his first plate appearance and ripped a triple in the fifth inning. The 29-year-old finished the spring with a batting average of .319 with one home run and nine RBI in 47 at-bats.


Royals outfielder Alex Gordon may rest during days game this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon may be given some time off during day games this season to rest his injured wrist, reports the Kansas City Star. Manager Ned Yost said Wednesday it is likely Gordon will be rested Thursday to put less pressure on the recovering wrist injury.

"You just don't want to dig a hole for him that’s going to take three or four days to dig out," Yost said.

He also indicated Paulo Orlando would likely fill in for Gordon in the lineup. Yost wants Gordon to have at least 24 hours to recover from a game before inserting him in the lineup the next day.

"He looks fine," Yost said. "He's just got to get his timing and everything down. He's getting better and better with it all the time. My only focus is the strength of that wrist, and not getting in too big a hole where he’s got to sit two or three days."


Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales, Paulo Orlando make Royals' roster


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales and Paulo Orlando earned the last two spots on the Royals' Opening Day roster. 

The RHP Madson was a non-roster invitee who earned a spot with his spring performance. Madson had a 3.00 ERA in nine games, with two saves. 

LHP Morales was also a non-roster invitee. He went 2-0 in the spring with a 6.55 ERA. 

Orlando, an outfielder, earned the last position player spot. 

To set the roster, the Royals sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha and placed LHP Tim Collins and RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day DL. 


Royals considering eight-man bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Royals have yet to decide on the team's final 25-man roster and are deciding between carrying an extra position player or breaking camp with an eight-man bullpen, MLB.com reports.

Manager Ned Yost would prefer to carry another outfielder, with Paulo Orlando the most likely option to fill that role.

"Probably having the extra position player [helps me]," Yost said. "You're looking at pinch-running opportunities, defensive opportunities late in games. You're looking at whatever helps you get that one run you might need to win a game."

The team doesn't want to see pitcher Ryan Madson depart, but carrying him on the initial roster would almost certainly mean using an eight-man bullpen, as the Royals don't believe he's ready to assume full-time work.

"You would like to take him on your club," Yost said. "But I still feel like he needs to be protected. ... I've really liked what I've seen. But he hasn't pitched in three years. It's all a guess. Can he be that guy [again]? Yeah. But we haven't seen him in back-to-back games. How does he rebound? We don't know."

The Royals likely won't settle on a final roster until Sunday so they can appraise the moves other teams make over the next few days.


Paulo Orlando, Moises Sierra battling for last Royals' roster spot


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) The last man on the Royals' roster will be either Paulo Orlando or Moises Sierra . The two are battling for the fifth outfielder spot. 

With just over a week to go in spring training, Orlando seems to have the advantage.

"He's done everything well. He plays solid defense in all three outfielder spots. He's a true center fielder," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan. "He's swinging the bat really well. He has made great strides the last couple of years. He's athletic and can run. He fits our profile."

Orlando is hitting .367 this spring, 47 points higher than Sierra. 


Royals manager could use extra bench player on roster this season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost could head into the regular season with a bullpen made up of seven players, reports MLB.com.

"It's probably seven," Yost said. "You ask yourself, 'What wins you more games early? The extra guy on the bench? The baserunner late or defensive replacement, or the extra arm?' It hasn't been set. These conversations go day to day. You look at the ability to mix and match offensively versus carrying the extra arm."

With an extra roster spot available in that scenario, Yost could give the spot to another bench player. Yost said he'd prefer that to be an outfielder and could come down to Moises Sierra and Paulo Orlando.


Royals roster moves include sending Kyle Zimmer to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) The Royals announced several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer to minor-league camp. Jason AdamAaron BrooksSugar Ray MarimonJuan GraterolBrandon LairdJorge BonifacioGorkys HernandezMelky Mesa  and Paulo Orlando were also reassigned to minor-league camp.

The Royals also optioned Chris Dwyer to Triple-A Omaha, while optioning John Lamb, Cheslor Cuthbert and Lane Adams to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.