by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/17/2013) Royals right-hander Felipe Paulino, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, had a setback due to soreness and stiffness in his back, the Kansas City Star reports Monday.
Paulino's issue surfaced after beginning his rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas last week. He skipped his scheduled start Sunday as a precaution. He could be back Wednesday.
"We want to see him have a good side session and a functional return on fielding his position," trainer Nick Kenney said, "for us to feel comfortable with him pitching on Wednesday."
Paulino, 29, worked five scoreless frames on June 11 against Arkansas.
Felipe Paulino sharp to open rehab
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/11/2013) Royals starter Felipe Paulino made his first rehab start with Double-A Northwest Arkansas Tuesday, FOX Sports Kansas City reports.
Paulino went five innings and didn't allow a run on just two hits and two walks. He struck out six and threw 67 pitches. He had a no-hitter going through four frames.
Paulino has been out almost exactly one year due to Tommy John surgery. It is not known how many more rehab starts he'll need before he's ready to return.
Paulino has been out almost exactly a year, as he suffered the injury that would require Tommy John surgery to repair June 6 last year. It is unknown how many rehab starts he will need before joining the Royals, but it is likely to be more than just a few.
Danny Duffy, Felipe Paulino remain 'on protocol'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Royals trainer Nick Kenney said pitchers Danny Duffy and Felipe Paulino, who are rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, remain "on protocol," according to The Kansas City Star. Duffy threw 60-65 pitches during an extended spring game Thursday and Paulino is scheduled for two innings Friday.
"That means," Kenney said, "they’re doing what we expect them to do at this point."
Kenney's protocol calls for each pitcher to be around five to six innings on the one-year anniversary of their surgeries. Duffy's will be June 13 and Paulino's is July 3. Each pitcher is expected to be ready for a rehab assignment around those dates.
Injured Royals' pitchers continue to progress
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Royals pitchers Felipe Paulino and Danny Duffy, who are both recovering from Tommy John surgery last year, continue to progress in their rehabs. Both players are working at the team's spring complex in Arizona and both could begin a rehab assignment in the next few months.
"They're doing fine. I think both of them threw [Saturday]," manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "Duffy threw 20 pitches in a game and Paulino threw like 25 pitches in BP with good results. They're fine."
Ailing Paulino takes 'big step'
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) Royals starting pitcher Felipe Paulino (elbow) said he was pleased with his showing after throwing off a mound Tuesday for the first time in spring training, the Kansas City Star reports. Paulino is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is currently on the 60-day disabled list with the hopes he can return in mid-June. "Good day," he said after his 20-pitch session and first appearance since June 6. "Big step."
Paulino placed on 60-day DL
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) The Royals placed starting pitcher Felipe Paulino (Tommy John surgery) on the 60-day DL Tuesday. He's eligible for activation June 1.
Paulino working way back
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) Kansas City starting candidate Felipe Paulino remains around two weeks from being ready to get on a mound for his recovery from Tommy John surgery, reports the Kansas City Star Monday. Paulino is currently throwing from 120 feet. Im playing catch four or five days a week, Paulino said. I can feel my arm getting stronger every day.