|Current Team:||Charlotte Knights|
|Birth Day:||November 1, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
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He grew up playing both soccer and track and field in his early teens. He quit track in 2005 to focus on baseball.
Growing up, in addition to baseball, he played association football (soccer). In his early teens, he also took up track and field. He ran the 200-meter sprint in 21 seconds and the 400-meter dash in 46.36 seconds for the Brazilian Youth Olympic team. In 2005, he quit track to focus on baseball; he began playing in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
Orlando was discovered and signed by a Cuban scout for the Chicago White Sox in 2005. He was named the fastest base runner in the White Sox system for the 2006 and 2007 seasons, as well as best defensive outfielder for the 2007 season.
Orlando was traded to the Royals on August 9, 2008 in exchange for pitcher Horacio Ramírez. He led the Carolina League in triples in 2008 while playing for Winston-Salem in the White Sox system and Wilmington in the Royals system. In 2010 with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, he hit .305 with 13 homers, 64 RBI and 25 steals to earn Texas League All-Star honors. There was some talk that he would be added to the Royals' 40-man roster after the season, but a poor showing in the Puerto Rican winter league left him off the roster. He became the third Brazilian-born player, and first non-pitcher, to make it to Triple-A when he was promoted to the Omaha Storm Chasers to start 2011. He returned to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in mid-2011 through 2012, then played for the Omaha Storm Chasers in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, he was named the fastest base runner in the Pacific Coast League. In all, he played 1,017 minor league games.
After the 2014 season, Orlando was added to the Royals 40-man roster. He made the Royals opening day roster in 2015 and made his major league debut on April 9, becoming the third Brazilian-born player in MLB history. His first major league hit, a triple off Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks, was also the first MLB hit for a born-and-raised Brazilian player. Three days later, Orlando became the first player in MLB history to record three triples as his first three base hits. On April 20, Orlando hit his fifth triple in his first seven games, establishing a new major league record for "the fewest games to hit five triples to open a career".
He became the first Brazilian-born player to win a World Series on November 1, 2015.
The 2017 season was a rough one for Orlando as he struggled with inconsistency and injury, hitting just .198 in 39 games.
Orlando was designated for assignment after the season, he elected free agency on November 3, 2018.
On January 4, 2019, Orlando signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that included an invitation to spring training. He hit .211 in 24 games for the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.
On May 10, 2019, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Orlando was released by the White Sox on August 19, 2019.
On March 12, 2020, Orlando signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He didn't appear in a game for the club, as the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 3, 2020, Orlando's contract was purchased by the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos of the Mexican League for the 2021 season.
Paulo's mother worked as a nurse. It was the physician that his mother worked with that recommended Paulo give baseball a shot as a 12 year old. Paulo has a daughter with his wife Fabricia.
|#2||Rob Brantly||31||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#3||Ryan Webb||34||N/A||N/A||United States|
Currently, Paulo Orlando is 35 years old. Paulo Orlando will celebrate 36th birthday on Monday, November 1, 2021. Below we countdown to Paulo Orlando upcoming birthday.