So it happened. Russ Ortiz has been moved to the bullpen, replaced by Felipe Paulino.
“He’s not totally happy, but that’s to be expected from a veteran guy. He’s going to go do some things in the ’pen and try and earn a spot back.”
“It’s hard to accept this position, but if I want to be a part of this team I have to. I told them I want to be a part of this team.”
“This is my opportunity I have waited for."
Paulino's splits are vastly different from the rotation to the bullpen. Regard:
Starter: 17.2IP, 19H/5ER, 13K:4BB, .288/.347/.348
Reliever: 3IP, 10H/7ER, 4K:6BB, .556/.680/.833
Paulino will reclaim his spot in the rotation on Tuesday at Colorado, giving Hampton an extra day of rest, going on Wednesday against Jason Marquis.