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Don't let it be said the Red Sox are leaving any stone unturned in their search for starting pitching depth.
According to a newspaper in Nicaragua, team doctors met Thursday with former big-leaguer Vicente Padilla. The 34-year-old right-hander had season-ending surgery in June to repair a bulging disc in his neck, but MLB Trade Rumors reported that he was throwing in the mid-90s in the Dominican Republic this winter.
Padilla has been a starter for most of his career, though the Dodgers used him solely in relief prior to last June's operation He has a record of 104-90 with a 4.31 ERA in a 13-year career that has taken him from Arizona to Philadelphia to Texas to Los Angeles. His career WHIP is 1.373.
His best seasons, at least as far as victories are concerned? He went 15-10 for the Rangers in 2006, and had three seasons with 14 wins: 2002 (14-11) and 2003 (14-12) for the Phillies, and 2008 (14-8) for the Rangers.
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