Searching to bolster the depth of their pitching staff, the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with Vicente Padilla Monday on a minor league contract, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports. Padilla has a training camp invite and is expected at least to compete for a roster spot with the Red Sox.
A starter for most of his career, Padilla converted to the bullpen in 2011 after struggling with assorted injuries. Padilla made nine appearances with the Dodgers last season, all as a reliever, and ended the season with a 4.15 ERA, nine strikeouts and three saves.
Padilla made 16 starts in 2010 with the Dodgers, finishing the season 6-5 with a 4.07 ERA. His best season came in 2002, when he went 14-11 with a 3.28 ERA while pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, making the All-Star team for the only time of his career.
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