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Marlins Get Ronny Paulino in Trade


            Some late-night trade news for the Marlins, who resolved their backup catching situation by acquiring Ronny Paulino from the San Francisco Giants for minor-league right-handed pitcher Hector Correa.

            Paulino had been traded to the Giants from Phildelphia late Friday for left-handed pitcher Jack Taschner. He was then traded two hours later to the Marlins. Paulino played last season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After joining the Phillies, he became expendable when Philadelphia elected to go with Chris Coste as their backup.

           The Marlins have had their eye on Paulino since the winter meetings in December, and they also had discussions with Ivan Rodriguez about the backup job. But Rodriguez ended up signing with the Houston Astros.

           Paulino hit .310 for the Pirates as Pittsburgh's full-time catcher in 2006 and .263 with 11 home runs in 2007. But he battled weight problems last season and hit just .212, prompting Pittsburgh to trade him to Philadelphia..

           Paulino has also struggled at the plate this spring..

          

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