January 16, 2012

Gammons: Red Sox Sign Vicente Padilla

You say Pineda, I say Padilla...

Peter Gammons is reporting that RHP Vicente Padilla, 34, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Red Sox. The Herald says the deal will pay him $1.5 million if he makes the big league club.

MLB TradeRumours:
Padilla made only nine appearances for the Dodgers in 2011, all in relief, before neck problems ended his season in June. ... [I]n recent years the 34-year-old has been a swingman and spot starter ... He has reportedly been hitting 95-96 mph with his fastball this winter in Nicaragua, and has said he wants to fight for a rotation spot.


Zenslinger said...

He's had some bad behavior problems, but has also pitched well at times. Hopefully, among several options, we have a full rotation.

9casey said...

I sell a trade comin....Something big like Yook and Bard for Matt Cain and another player, something of that nature.
Cain has a year left and they also have to get Lincecum reupped.

Has Yook talked with Valentine yet?

allan said...

The Padilla Era could be very interesting. Seems he hates Teixeira and Swisher, for starters.

allan said...

This is the last year of Yook's contract. Boston has a $13 option for 2013 (or a $1 buyout). It'll be interesting to see what they do, as Middlebrooks matures.