Thursday, January 12, 2012
Red Sox Interested In Vicente Padilla
Just days after signing low-profile free agent pitchers such as Carlos Silva, Aaron Cook, and Justin Germano-- the Red Sox are on that path again, as they are interested in free agent Vicente Padilla. In 2011, Padilla suffered a forearm and neck injury and missed quite a bit of time. However, when he was healthy, he pitched mostly out of relief for the first time since 2001 with the Phillies. In 9 games of relief with the Dodgers, he went 0-0/4.15/9, picking up 3 saves. You'd have to go back to 2009 to find Padilla's last predominantly healthy season. In a season split between the Rangers and Dodgers, he went 12-6/4.46/97 in 26 games (25 starts). His career pitching line is 4.31/4.43/4.39 as he has been a solid, average major league starter. If the 34 year old Padilla can stay healthy in 2012, he would be a solid addition as a possible #5 starter.