Paulino, lefty bullpen help?
Ronny Paulino has a track record of being a starting catcher, which is one reason why the Marlins aren’t discounting bringing the veteran in as an insurance policy for John Baker.
Word out of the Phillies camp is Paulino will be the odd man out in their catcher mix. So he could come at a cheap price.
For now, his name is being considered. Whether he is the right fit the team will ultimately decide. With the Pirates in 2007, he appeared in 133 games and had 11 homers, 55 RBIs and hit .263.
The Marlins are ready to go with either Mike Rabelo or Brett Hayes as the backup.
Adding catching depth is an organizational priority, but so is attracting left-handed relief help.
Dan Meyer, Renyel Pinto and John Koronka are in the mix. Two of the three will make the team, unless the Marlins look elsewhere. Odds are, they will.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez on Friday didn’t rule out looking at the waiver wire.
– Joe Frisaro