Vicente Padilla agrees to deal with Red Sox

Monday January 16th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox and pitcher Vicente Padilla have agreed to a deal, according to Peter Gammons of MLB Network. No terms were announced.!/pgammo/statuses/158965171967107073

According to, 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.

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