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Vicente Padilla # - P

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1977/09/27
  • POB: Chinandega, Nicaragua
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 14
  • Signed by Arizona in 1998.

Scouting Report

AssetsIs resilient when on the mound, and finds ways to win games. Usually keeps his pitches down and throws strikes. Has a good sinker-slider approach to pitching. Can start or relieve
FlawsDoesn't pitch inside enough, in particular against left-handers, which leads to struggles. Injuries and durability are issues, since he struggles to stay sharp late in his outing.
Career potentialSavvy right-hander on the decline.

Honours and Awards

2002Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/01/16Signed with Fukuoka (Japanese League).
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/08/21Missed 12 games (biceps injury).
2012/08/08Biceps injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 6th, 2012).
2012/08/07Biceps injury, day-to-day.
2012/04/28Missed 2 games (oblique).
2012/04/26Oblique, day-to-day.
2012/04/04Contract purchased from Pawtucket (AAA).
2012/01/16Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Missed the last 118 regular season games (forearm injury).
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/06Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (forearm injury).
2011/05/19Forearm injury, 15-day DL.
2011/05/18Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2011/04/22Missed 20 games (right elbow surgery).
2011/03/31Right elbow surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2010/12/09Re-signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2010/10/03Missed the last 18 regular season games (neck injury).
2010/09/14Neck injury, late August.
2010/09/06Missed 19 games (neck injury).
2010/08/19Neck injury, early September.
2010/06/19Missed 50 games (right forearm injury).
2010/04/25Right forearm injury, early September (retroactive to April 23rd, 2010).
2010/01/21Re-signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a one-year contract.
2009/08/27Contract purchased from Albuquerque (AAA).
2009/08/19Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2009/08/17Released by the Texas Rangers.
2009/08/07Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2009/07/31Missed 8 games (flu).
2009/07/22Flu, day-to-day.
2009/07/08Missed 7 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/07/03Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2009/06/05Fined by the MLB.
2009/06/03Released by the Texas Rangers.
2009/06/02Missed 14 games (right shoulder injury).
2009/05/22Right shoulder injury, early September.
2009/05/21Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2008/09/09Missed 13 games (neck injury).
2008/08/31Neck injury, early September (retroactive to August 25th, 2008).
2008/08/27Neck injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/20Missed 9 games (right thumb injury).
2008/07/09Right thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2008/07/07Right thumb injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/06Missed 4 games (personal reasons).
2008/06/02Personal reasons, Bereavement list.
2007/09/18Suspended by the MLB for 7 games.
2007/08/15Missed 46 games (triceps injury).
2007/06/25Triceps injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 22nd, 2007).
2007/06/10Missed 4 games (arm injury).
2007/06/05Arm injury, day-to-day.
2006/12/04Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a three-year contract.
2006/10/30Filed for free agency.
2006/08/17Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2006/01/28Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2005/12/12Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2005/06/25Missed 3 games (neck injury).
2005/06/22Neck injury, day-to-day.
2005/06/04Missed 5 games (back injury).
2005/05/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2005/04/19Missed 13 games (right tricep injury).
2005/03/30Right tricep injury, 15-day DL.
2005/01/18Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2004/08/10Missed 65 games (elbow injury).
2004/05/29Elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2004/01/30Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2003/02/05Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2001/09/01Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2001/06/25Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2001/05/30Missed 15 games (sprained right ankle).
2001/05/13Sprained right ankle, 15-day DL.


2012/01/16Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2009/08/19Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers to a minor league contract.
2005/12/12Philadelphia Phillies traded Vicente Padilla to the Texas Rangers for Ricardo Rodriguez.
2000/07/26Philadelphia Phillies traded Curt Schilling to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Travis Lee, Omar Daal, Vicente Padilla and Nelson Figueroa.
1998/08/31Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1998.

Career Stats

2011LA DodgersNL90003008.27440591.384.15
2011Rancho CucamongaA44000006.14110150.791.42
2010LA DodgersNL16166501195.07946431424841.084.07
2010Inland EmpireA330000010.261101100.660.84
2009LA DodgersNL874000039.1361514412381.223.20
2009Total Tex/LAMLB2625126000147.115676731654971.434.46
2000Total Ari/PhiNL5504720065.1723327328511.533.72
1999High DesertA994100050.2502721317551.323.73


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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