Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Former G-Stro Felipe Paulino Has Successful Rehab Outing

Felipe Paulino (2004) continued his long rehab from Tommy John surgery by making a rehab appearance in AA NW Arkansas last night.  Paulino threw 67 pitches (42 for strikes) in five innings.  He allowed two hits and two runs while striking out six.  He didn't allow a run to score.  He is expected back sometime around the All Star Break. 

One interesting note is that his return might result in former G-Stro J.C. Gutierrez losing his spot in the bullpen.  With both Paulino and Danny Duffy returning to the rotation, some starters will return to the pen. The domino effect might mean Gutierrez, who was the last man added to the pen but who is out of options might be put on waivers.  

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