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Red Sox activate Vicente Padilla from disabled list

Aug 21, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

Vicente Padilla AP

Vicente Padilla is back from the disabled list following a minimum 15-day stay, rejoining the Red Sox’s bullpen after missing time with a biceps injury.

To make room for Padilla’s return the Red Sox sent Danny Valencia to Triple-A after initially calling him up to help sub for the injured Will Middlebrooks at third base. Instead of turning to Valencia–who was acquired from the Twins in a small trade two weeks ago–manager Bobby Valentine opted to go with Nick Punto as Middlebrooks’ primary fill-in.

Padilla threw 39 innings with a very strong 43/11 K/BB ratio and very underwhelming 4.62 ERA before getting hurt. He’ll slide back into a setup role.

  1. lewp - Aug 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Time for the opposing teams to check their batting helments..

  2. sabatimus - Aug 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    What was Padilla REALLY on the DL for? Strained right attitude?

  3. tfbuckfutter - Aug 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    “He’ll slide back into a setup role.”

    What is he supposed to be setting up? The post game buffet tables?

    That’s about the only setting up I see in the near future.

    • sabatimus - Aug 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      He’s “setting up” a list of which hitters he’ll plunk next, of course!

  4. deathmonkey41 - Aug 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    He’s going to celebrate being activated by getting drunk and sweating.

  5. bozosforall - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Good…more HRs for the opposing team…and more crying from the loser Boston fan base.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    now boston should be putting this guy in the rotation because to me this guy is the “answer” to boston’s rotation issues. And extend his contract already!!

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