Originally written on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 1/13/12

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According to a major league source, despite a report from CBSSports.com that the Red Sox are “moving toward a deal” with Vicente Padilla, the Red Sox are merely “talking to [Padilla] among others” and there is “nothing to report” about the team’s interest, despite a separate report out of Nicaragua that the 34-year-old flew to Boston on Thursday to be examined by the team’s medical staff. Another baseball source suggested that Padilla has been talking with several teams this winter, including the Red Sox.


The 13-year veteran has been pitching in Nicaragua this winter to show that he is once again healthy. By most accounts, he has done just that, with his fastball reportedly being clocked in the mid-90s.[...]

WEEI: Source: 'Nothing to report' in Red Sox interest in Vicente Padilla

Honestly, I don't care that there is nothing to report on Padilla. I thought he was done in the majors and when his name came up in reports I shrugged my shoulders and I said "good for him". Unless he has somehow developed miraculous stuff at his ripe old baseball age of 34, I don't think many people care. The point is, who cares about all of these conflicting reports, it's not C.J. Wilson.

Now the positives. Padilla has had a decent career and he will be a great addition if the Red Sox can get him for little money. He has spent most of his career in the NL, but we have seen him pitch a hand-full of time against the Sox. I don't remember anything really impressive, because no one outing is standing out in my mind. There is not much to say about him other than he is an average pitcher that can be good at times. Here are his career stats for you to munch on...

Stats via Baseball-Reference.com                                                                     
W      L  W-L%   ERA   G    GS    CG  SHO  SV    IP        H     R    ER   HR  BB
104   90  .536     4.31   330  237    4      4       5   1521.1  1553 797  729 174  536

Eh...could be better.

The rest of the links:

Globe: Zambrano says he's happy with trade to Marlins | Herald: GM may Pad-illarotation again |  ESPN Boston: Theo: Compensation talks might need help

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