Recommendation: "Everything is good," he said, "and I'm really positive right now. So I think it's just going to be one more week." Plans call for Paulino to start Wednesday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas against Tulsa. Paulino was 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA when he suffered a strained right groin June 6 in the first inning against Minnesota. He tested his recovery Sunday in a pregame bullpen workout as the final step before heading to the minors for rehab start.
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Update: If all goes as planned, Paulino (groin) will rejoin the Royals’ rotation June 25 for the start of a three-game series against Tampa Bay at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Star reports.