VICENTE PADILLA RUMORS

Vicente Padilla to play in Japan

Free-agent pitcher Vicente Padilla has signed with The Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League. The 35-year-old right-hander, who was 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 56 relief appearances for the Boston Red Sox last season, agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract with the Hawks, Kyodo news agency reported Thursday. Padilla, born in Nicaragua, was a major league All-Star in 2002...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

RHP Vicente Padilla signs with team in Japan

Free-agent pitcher Vicente Padilla has signed with The Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League. The 35-year-old right-hander, who was 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in 56 relief appearances for the Boston Red Sox last season, agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year contract with the Hawks, Kyodo news agency reported Thursday. Padilla, born in Nicaragua, was a major league All-Star in 2002...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Vicente Padilla Getting Accustomed to Relieving, But Hoping For Shot at Starting Via Free Agency

It was a year full of new experiences for Vicente Padilla. After three seasons with the Dodgers, he made his foray back to the American League and signed with Boston. Having been a starting pitcher since 2002, he then adjusted to life as a reliever for the Red Sox for an entire season. In retrospect, the veteran pitcher reflected on the change of scenery with a positive outlook....
Via NESN.com
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vicente Padilla the 24th Red Sox player to hit the DL this year

The injury bug continues to bite Boston, as reliever Vicente Padilla is headed to the DL with biceps soreness. Clayton Mortensen has been called up. Based on the quotes in the Globe piece about it, the injury doesn't sound too serious. It sounds more like Padilla could use a few days off, and Bobby V didn't feel like A) going short-handed or B) having to send Ryan Lavarnway...
Via Ted's Army
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
STILL GOING

Padilla: Teixeira is always crying

The war of words between Mark Teixeira and Vicente Padilla is not slowing down. Padilla recently said Teixeira is always crying and should play women's sports.

Via NESN.com
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vicente Padilla thinks Mark Teixeira is better off ‘playing a women’s sport’

Vicente Padilla and Mark Teixera don’t like each other. Oil and vinegar. Simple as that. And on Saturday, their over-seven-year spat reached a new level when Padilla publicly questioned Teixera’s manhood. “In this sport, as competitive ball players, we get pretty fired up,” Padilla said in a Spanish-language interview translated by NESN, “So I think, maybe, [Teixeira]...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Padilla is out of the running

  Scratch Vicente Padilla off the list of 5th starter candidates and add him to the list of relievers.Bobby Valentine has moved Padilla to the bullpen, where he will pitch from beginning tomorrow. Valentine said Padilla appeared OK with the news that he would be working as a reliever. “You’d have to ask him. I thought it was fine,” Valentine said. “Seemed like ‘OK...
Via Ted's Army
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Vicente Padilla's 'Eephus' Pitch Going Strong With Red Sox, Even After Unorthodox Evolution

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The unorthodox plan first crossed Vicente Padilla's mind in 2006. Then a starter for the Rangers, the right-hander was off to a subpar start against left-handed hitters in his first season in the American League. That year, lefties batted .305 against the Nicaraguan native. So he attempted a new gimmick. Instead of firing a traditional pitch versus lefties...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Vicente Padilla Believes He Has 'Great Chance' at Starting, Isn't Interested in Bullpen Role With Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– There was a moment Vicente Padilla thought he was done with baseball. As the right-hander rehabbed from season-ending neck surgery –– a procedure he underwent last June –– he kept battling the doubt. But at age 34, Padilla accepted the reality that he wasn't getting any younger. "I was asking God to give me the strength to bounce back,"...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox moving near deal with P Padilla

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly moving closer to a deal with veteran righthander Vicente Padilla. SI.com reported that Boston's interest in Padilla picked up after he was mentioned in talks with Arizona on Friday. The 34-year-old Padilla made only nine relief appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season before undergoing surgery for a bulging disk in his neck. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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