Vicente Padilla Reaches Deal, Will Head to Spring Training with Boston Red Sox

Evan SelleckContributor IIJanuary 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04:  Vicente Padilla #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on August 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox are not hesitating to throw names into their pitching roster. That fact is supported with a new report this afternoon that Vicente Padilla has reached a new agreement with the Boston-based team and will indeed be attending the Red Sox's spring training sessions.

The Red Sox have officially come to an agreement with the 34-year-old pitcher on a minor league contract, according to Peter Gammons. As mentioned, this new agreement includes an invitation to the Sox's spring training sessions, and if Padilla does make it to the major leagues, he will be met with a $1.5 million salary.

Last season, Padilla was seen nine times for the Los Angeles Dodgers and featured a 4.15 ERA with three saves. However, his season was cut short by an injury and a subsequent surgery to repair a disk in his neck.

Over the span of 13 seasons, which has Padilla not only notching time with the Dodgers but also the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers, his record is set at 104-90. He's managed to achieve 1,070 strikeouts through his career as well.