The Boston Red Sox and pitcher Vicente Padilla have agreed to a deal, according to Peter Gammons of MLB Network. No terms were announced.
According to MLBTradeRumors.com, Padilla had been hitting the upper 90s in velocity with his fastball during a stint in winter ball in Nicaragua. He missed much of last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers with neck problems, appearing just nine times out of the bullpen. Padilla, 34, spent much of his career as a starter, mostly with the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers. His best year was 2006 with Texas, when he won 15 games and struck out 156 hitters.