The Mets signed catcher Ronny Paulino as a free agent on December 7,2010. After starting the 2011 season in the minors he was recalled at the end of April and made his Met debut as a pinch hitter for pitcher Tim Byrdak on April 29th against the Philadelphia Phillies. For the record, he grounded out to third. Two days later as the starting catcher Paulino went 5 for 7 and drove in the winning run with a double in the 14th inning as the Mets defeated the Phillies 2-1.
Paulino stayed with the Mets for the remainder of the season appearing in 78 games. He hit .268 with 2 home runs and 19 RBIs. He had two other games where he amassed 4 hits, June 8th against the Milwaukee Brewers where he also hit his first home run as a Met (a 3-run shot) and June 29th against the Detroit Tigers.
Following the season Paulino signed as a free agent with the Baltimore Orioles.
While with the Mets Paulino wore number 9.
Ronny Paulino also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 2005-2008
Florida Marlins – 2009,2010
Baltimore Orioles – 2012