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...
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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...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Vicente Padilla Agrees to One-Year Deal to Pitch in Japan

Vicente Padilla won’t be a part of the retooled Red Sox bullpen in 2013.’s Jesse Sanchez reports that the veteran right-hander has agreed to pitch in Japan this season. According to the report, Padilla has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million with the SoftBank Hawks. Source: Former Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla has agreed to a one-year deal for $3.25M with...
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Become Free Agents

After the World Series ends, players that are eligible become free agents.  There are six Red Sox players from the 2012 roster that are now free agents.  They are: David Ortiz, Cody Ross, Daisuke Matsuzaka, James Loney, Aaron Cook, Vicente Padilla, and Scott Podsednik. The Red Sox will likely keep David Ortiz and sign him to a two year deal.  They have also said they would like...
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October 30, 2012  |  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....
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Andrew Bailey, Vicente Padilla Spoil Chance to Cap Memorable Game for Red Sox

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. For the second straight game, all momentum collapsed in one inning. During Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rays, the Red Sox caved in the decisive ninth inning –– a day after falling apart...
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays 7, Red Sox 4

B.J. Upton hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Vicente Padilla, capping Tampa Bay's six-run ninth inning and lifting the Rays to a sorely needed 7-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Tampa Bay salvaged a split of the four-game series and remained 5 1/2 games back of Oakland for the second AL wild-card slot. The Rays (80-70) have 12 games left on their schedule...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates Looking at Red Sox Relievers

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (via MLBTR), the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at the bullpen of the Boston Red Sox. MLBTR points out that Vicente Padilla is one of the few pending free agents in Boston’s bullpen, and that most of the relievers are under control beyond the 2012 season, which might make them less likely to be dealt. If the Pirates made a trade, the...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Recap: Young guns bail out Dice-K for 8-5 win in Toronto

So much for being a weak roster.  The youthful Sox pieced together a 10-hit performance for a three-run win north of the border. After Vicente Padilla allowed a tying run to get over in the 8th, the Sox went to work in the 9th to put the game away. Jacoby Ellsbury did like a leadoff hitter should (even though he wasn't leadoff tonight) and got on base to kick things off. ...
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September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Gonzalez Will Be at Home With Los Angeles, According to Former Dodger Vicente Padilla

Vicente Padilla was once a key component of the Dodgers' pitching staff. From 2009 to 2011, he was a starter, closer and regular reliever for Los Angeles before signing with Boston this season. So he understands the transition that Adrian Gonzalez is currently experiencing after the Red Sox shipped him away last week. After living the Dodgers culture for two-plus years, Padilla...
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Clayton Mortensen, Vicente Padilla Rely on Light Work Outs To Adjust To Time Zone Changes

Shortly after a home game on Monday, the Red Sox embarked on a nine-game, West Coast road trip. For clubs in the East Coast, the trip is dreaded, considering the three-hour difference between time zones. It takes a physical and mental toll on players like reliever Vicente Padilla, who struggle to overcome the jetlag. "The first day, it's just strange because you're trying...
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby V.: Pesky funeral talk insulting

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, irritated when asked about why only four active players attended BoSox legend Johnny Pesky's funeral, called all the talk "very insulting."

August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Reports have only four current Red Sox attended Johnny Pesky's funeral, it's time for the fans to make a stand.

It's time for the fans to make a stand.There are multiple reports out there that only four current members of the Boston Red Sox went to Johnny Pesky's funeral. The players in attendance at the Swampscott funeral on Monday were David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz, Vicente Padilla, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to a report. Look, I have bashed Lucchino with every post, but...
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox players skip Pesky's funeral

Only four active players on the Boston Red Sox attended BoSox legend Johnny Pesky's funeral even though the team chartered buses for attendees.

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August 23, 2012  |  8 Comments

Padilla Activated

The Red Sox have activated relief pitcher Vicente Padilla from the DL and have sent Danny Valencia to AAA to free up a roster spot.
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August 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Absence of Vicente Padilla, Mark Teixeira Matchup Stunting Excitement of Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry

The Red Sox are experiencing arguably the most turbulent week of the season, dropping two games to the Orioles while dealing with reports of clubhouse mutiny against manager Bobby Valentine. With a series against the Yankees, the pressure is only mounting for the Red Sox. They'll likely need the Rays, the Orioles, the Tigers, the Athletics and/or the Angels to go collapse ...
August 18, 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...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Place Vicente Padilla on 15-Day Disabled List As Precaution With Biceps Soreness

BOSTON -- Despite nagging groin and biceps injuries, Vicente Padilla wanted to toughen it out. But the Red Sox rather take the conservative route with their reliever, who last pitched on Sunday. Before Wednesday's game, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine called Padilla into his office to inform him of the organization's decision to place him on the 15-day disabled list. "...
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Greatest Matchup in Baseball: Padilla-Teixeira

Every era has a Clemens-Piazza matchup, where the backstory is so involved that when you tune in…something happens even greater than expected. We are in that era with Vicente Padilla and Mark Teixeira and the last month has not disappointed. Week in Review celebrates these two characters. Week in Review: 7/30/12 Twitter: @BattingStanceG Related PostsBad...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Recap: Sox salvage final game of series

This team is unbearable. Yeah, the Sox were able to salvage the final game of the series, 6-4, but they did go into the 9th with a 6-1 lead. Vicente Padilla gave up a pair of homers and a walk in the 9th without recording an out. The most important thing is, they got the win. The Sox got a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd by way of a Carl Crawford ground-out to short that scored...
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August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Teixeira goes off on Padilla with his bat

It was a pretty intense scenario when Mark Teixeira came to bat against Vicente Padilla at Yankee Stadium Saturday night.  Besides being in a close Red Sox-Yankees game, it was the first time the two players faced each since Teixeira went public with his contempt for the Boston pitcher's habit of throwing at batters and Padilla returned fire by telling the New York slugger to...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

So Maybe Padilla SHOULD Have Hit Him

The drama was there for everyone to see. Bottom of the 8th with a runner on, and the Red Sox leading 6-4. Vicente Padilla on the mound for Boston, Mark Teixeira at the plate for the Yankees. Two guys who clearly have some history. Twitter practically exploded with fans of both teams speculating as to whether Padilla would find a part of Tex's body with a baseball.Padilla...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre Expects to Be OK After Getting Beaned, Doesn't Think Vicente Padilla Hit Him on Purpose

Adrian Beltre was a fan favorite during his one year in Boston, so Red Sox fans and Rangers fans alike were likely holding their collective breaths as the Rangers third baseman took a fastball to the head on Tuesday night. Luckily for everyone, especially Beltre, he's expected to be OK. Initial tests came back fine, and Beltre was able to speak to reporters after the Red Sox...
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Adrian Beltre hit in head by Vicente Padilla

Your browser does not support iframes. Adrian Beltre left Tuesday night’s Red Sox-Rangers game in the eighth inning after being hit in the head by noted headhunter Vicente Padilla. The Rangers third baseman was tested for a concussion but everything reportedly was normal. Doctors say he only has a contusion. Beltre is pretty lucky that’s all he escaped with, though there is...
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July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

GIFcap: Vicente Padilla tries to kill Adrian Beltre

Good thing Vicente Padilla doesn’t have a reputation for head hunting or for being crazy or for leaving the Rangers unceremoniously
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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