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Red Sox place Vicente Padilla on DL with biceps injury

Aug 8, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

Vicente Padilla AP

Vicente Padilla has done a decent job out of the bullpen for the Red Sox after being a full-time starter for the first decade of his career, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a strained biceps muscle.

Padilla threw 39 innings with an excellent 43/11 K/BB ratio, but served up five homers while posting a sub par 4.62 ERA in 41 appearances.

To replace him on the roster and in the bullpen the Red Sox recalled Clayton Mortenson, who was demoted to Triple-A last week following Boston’s trade for Craig Breslow.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Aug 8, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Maybe he hurt it doing too many 12oz curls.

  2. number42is1 - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Well THERE goes the Sox season.
    (as if I’m one to talk given that the Yanks will be probably be joining them in an early vacation this year)

  3. bigleagues - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    I’m thinking of changing my nom de plume to VicentesBiceps . . .

    • bigleagues - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      . . . as a homage of sorts to inappropriate excellence.

  4. lewp - Aug 8, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    “Padilla threw 39 innings with an excellent 43/11 K/BB ratio, but served up five homers while posting a sub par 4.62 ERA in 41 appearances.”

    No statistic on how many batters he hit???? Good riddance..

  5. hitdog042 - Aug 8, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Padilla has hit 2 batters since 2011. its way overblown. he USED to hit guys. people love drama.

    • lewp - Aug 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      You’re crazy. Heck, this happened just a couple of weeks ago..

      http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/24/adrian-beltre-gets-drilled-in-helmet-exits-game/

      Hows that for drama idiot…

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