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Red Sox Free Agent Pitching Rumors: Boston, Vicente Padilla To Meet, According To Report

The Boston Red Sox and former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla are preparing to meet and talk about a deal, according to a report (NECN.com). Earlier today Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted

#redsox and vicente padilla are moving toward a deal (via Twitter)

Padilla had to undergo season-ending surgery last June on a bulging disc in his back. He was only used in relief situations by the Dodgers last season despite being a starter previously. His best season as a starter in wins came in 2006 for Texas when he had 15. His lowest ERA as a starter was in 2002 with Philadelphia when he posted a 3.28. As a reliever for L.A. in 2011 he picked up three saves, struck out nine batters and had an ERA of 4.15 in 8.2 innings.

The 34-year-old Nicaraguan right-hander was reportedly throwing in the mid-90s in the Dominican Republic this winter.

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