Blue Jays pitcher David Paulino clears release waivers

David-Paulino

Toronto Blue Jays reliever David Paulino pitches to the Cleveland Indians during ninth inning American League baseball action in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (Frank Gunn / CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that pitcher David Paulino has cleared release waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith.

The 25-year-old was acquired by the Blue Jays last year when they shipped closer Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astros. Along with Paulino, closer Ken Giles and right-hander Hector Perez came to the Jays as part of the deal.

Paulino was designated for assignment last week.

He has a 3.45 ERA with 27 strikeouts across 28.2 innings with triple-A Buffalo this season.

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