Rockies trade Paulino to Kansas City

Published May. 27, 2011 12:14 a.m. ET

The Colorado Rockies traded right-handed pitcher Felipe Paulino to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday for cash considerations.

Paulino, 27, was less than reliable as a late-inning reliever this season. He went 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in 18 relief appearances.

Paulino had been designated for assignment on May 21. The Dominican Republic native was acquired by the Rockies from Houston on Nov. 18, 2010, for infielder Clint Barmes.