Vicente Padilla Signing: Red Sox Close To Signing Veteran Pitcher, According To Report

In need of a starting pitcher that can help fill their rotation at a possible cheap price, the Boston Red Sox may have found their guy, as they're close to adding veteran pitcher Vicente Padilla. According to a Tweet Sunday by CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the 34-year-old Padilla has already received a physical and is a low-risk move.

Padilla was limited to just nine relief appearances for the Dodgers last season with neck problems, but there's word that he's healthy and back throwing in the mid-90s.

Last year, Padilla's season was cut shot due to neck surgery in June. He has a career record of 104-90 with a 4:31 ERA. As a starter, he is 97-81 with a 4.33 ERA.

Now, this move may go a bit under the radar after rival New York Yankees filled their pitching rotation Friday by acquiring young-hurler Michael Pineda and signing veteran Hiroki Kuroda. However, if Padilla is healthy he will add more depth to the thin rotation.

For more on the Boston Red Sox visit Over The Monster.

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