Blue Jays pitcher David Paulino clears release waivers


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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