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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'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.

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