Twitter'ed this earlier this afternoon ( but figured I'd throw this up here as well. Ken Rosenthal at mentioned in his column today that the Phillies have let teams know that Ronny Paulino is available via trade. I haven't had anyone inside the Phillies organization specifically tell me that they are shopping Paulino, but I do know that Coste is viewed as the back-up catcher, and that keeping Paulino in the minors would create a logjam of sorts, especially since Lou Marson's idea landing place is with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. So it makes sense for the Phillies to put feelers out there.

Elsewhere, the Cardinals released lefty Royce Ring today. Doubt the Phillies have much interest -- he hasn't had much success against lefties or righties -- but figured I'd point it out.