Apr 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Felipe Paulino (55) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
The past week has been a little interesting for the Chicago White Sox, as on Friday they made pitcher Felipe Paulino a free agent after a one-year “project” with the pitcher this past season.
The move with Paulino basically was a small gamble that just didn’t turn out well for the White Sox, but it didn’t hurt the franchise that much either.
ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla wrote:
"“The White Sox took a calculated gamble when they signed the right-hander to a one-year, $1.75 million deal last winter with a $4 million option for next season. Paulino made $1.5 million in 2014 despite making just four starts with an 11.29 ERA.”"
Maybe it was just a little much for Paulino to overcome, but the White Sox gave him plenty of chances in 2014, and it was something that just didn’t work out for the White Sox.
His final stats for the 2014 season with the White Sox included an ERA of 11.29 in four starts (18.1 innings pitched). He also had 14 strikeouts and an overall record of 0-2. His WAR (wins above replacement) was -0.9.
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