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Vicente Padilla headed to Japan

Veteran pitcher Vicente Padilla has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League, according to MLB.com.

The deal for the free-agent right-hander is worth $3.25 million.

Padilla pitched last season for the Boston Red Sox and compiled a 4-1 record with a 4.50 earned run average and one save over 56 relief appearances. The 35-year-old has spent the last 14 years in the majors and owns a 108-91 record with a 4.32 ERA in 386 career games (237 starts).

The Nicaragua native has also been a member of Arizona, Philadelphia, Texas and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Padilla was a National League All-Star with the Phillies in 2002 and won a career-high 15 games with the Rangers in 2006.

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