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Felipe Paulino, KC avoid arbitration

Updated: November 29, 2012, 7:41 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Felipe Paulino and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $1.75 million contract that avoided salary arbitration, a cut of $150,000.

The deal announced Thursday includes $250,000 in performance bonuses.

Paulino opened the season on the disabled list because of a strained forearm, then went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA in seven starts before tearing a ligament in his right elbow.

He underwent ligament-replacement surgery, spent the rest of the summer rehabbing ...

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