Padilla Stuck In Nicaragua For Failing To Pay Child Support For 10th Kid

BOSTON (CBS) – New Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla is facing arrest in his native Nicaragua for failing to pay child support for his tenth kid.

According to the Nicaragua Dispatch, a capture order has been issued for Padilla’s arrest. Padilla failed to appear for a second court hearing to face allegations that he has neglected to pay $540 per month in child support for his 3-year-old.

Authorities clipped Padilla’s passport, and he cannot leave the country until he clears up his legal issues.

Padilla signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in January that would pay him $1.5 million if he made the major league roster. The deal includes an invite to spring training, if he can make it.

Padilla is competing with Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves and Aaron Cook, among others, for the final two spots in the Red Sox starting rotation behind Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz.

The 34-year-old Padilla worked out of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen last season, making nine appearances and allowing four runs over 8.2 innings.

He started for most of his 13-year career, going 104-90 with a 4.31 ERA in 237 starts.

According to Baseball Reference, Padilla has earned more than $50 million in his career.

  • Matt

    I guess he does not believe in pulling out.

  • brinniewales

    Has the man never heard the word ‘vasectomy’?

  • Hugo Chavez

    The amount he is ordered to pay will certainly go up once he starts making that amount money. The court should simply garish his wages, the teams payroll will comply. Have the amount set and the papers signed then let him travel for work.

  • Ken

    WHAT A LOSER!!!! Cant even pay $540/month and making $50 million in his career. Goes to show how money cant buy you common sense!!!!

  • George

    To change the subject, what about the Red Sox picking up Brandon Webb for “short money”? He has had arn trouble but was a 22 game winner in 2008.

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