Felipe Paulino

Cubs sign right-hander Felipe Paulino

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Oft-injured right-hander Felipe Paulino, who spent most of last season on the White Sox’s disabled list after signing a $1.75 million deal, has signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs.

Paulino was previously cut loose by the Red Sox this spring and is just now finding another Triple-A gig at age 31.

When healthy Paulino has very good raw stuff and has shown flashes of potential, mostly for the Royals in 2011 and 2012. However, his career ERA is 5.22 in 404 innings despite 373 strikeouts because he’s struggled to consistently throw strikes, given up too many homers, and been hurt about half the time.