Alomar, 35, was handed the starting job mid-way through the spring when Olivo appeared to struggling. However, the race for the back-up spot was long believed to be going to 27-year-old Paul, whose options had run out, and unless a member of the 25-man roster, would be subject to the waiver-wire.
"We are all on the same page," said Paul, native of Buffalo Grove. "This is what I want to be part of, so I'm very happy."
When asked why Miguel Olivo was kept on the roster, Kenny Williams had this to say, "We think Miguel Olivo is going to be one heck of a player, probably a star in this league."
Sandy Alomar will catch up to three games a week, with Paul and Olivo playing the remainder.