HOUSTON -- The Astros received right-hander David Paulino from Detroit as the player to be named in the Jose Veras trade from July. The 19-year-old Dominican is the younger brother of highly-touted Tigers pitching prospect Brenny Paulino.
Like his brother, David Paulino has a big arm, but has had to work through a series of injuries, culminating with Tommy John surgery this summer. Before his latest injury woes, he was off to a solid start in the Rookie level Gulf Coast League, going 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in four starts and striking out 22 batters over 20 innings. He had been hitting 97 mph with his fastball, according to scouting reports.
The Astros also received outfield prospect Danry Vasquez from the Tigers when the trade was announced July 29.
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