Theo Fightmaster, General Manager
The Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club has agreed to terms with former Oakland Athletics pitching prospect, Gregory Paulino. The 22-year-old right-handed hurler logged nearly 160 innings spanning three seasons in the Oakland organization.
Paulino earned eight wins at three levels between 2011 and 2013. A minor arm injury sidelined him in 2014. The native of Palenque of the Dominican Republic boasted a 3.73 earned run average, and struck out 121 batters in 159 1/3 innings pitched.
The starter made appearances between Oakland’s Dominican Summer League team, its Rookie team in Arizona; where he furnished a 2.79 ERA in 29 innings, holding opponents to a .257 batting average against in 2013.
“We’re excited to give Gregory an opportunity to rejuvenate his career,” said Stompers VP and general manager Theo Fightmaster. “He showed great promise while with the Oakland, and is still young enough to have a robust career in this game. I’m excited to see what he can do here.”
Stompers players report to Spring Training on May 22, and open the Season at home at Arnold Field on Monday, June 1. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available at StompersBaseball.com.