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Mortensen is back; Padilla to the DL

Clayton Mortensen once again found his way back to the Red Sox clubhouse on Wednesday morning, as he was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. The counter move is that Vicente Padilla has been placed on the disabled list with right arm soreness.

Padilla’s velocity was down about three or four miles per hour on Sunday, when he gave up two home runs.

Mortensen has pitched well every time the Red Sox have called him up.

In other news, David Ortiz did some baserunning drills today and took batting practice in the tunnel next to the dugout. Perhaps he will play at some point this weekend in Cleveland.

Franklin Morales is likely to start on Saturday against the Indians. Doubront and Buchholz are starting the first two games against the Tribe.

Game 2 Grapefruit League: Red Sox 10, Twins 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. –- Break up the Red Sox. They’re off to a 2-0 start in Grapefruit League action, both wins coming against the Twins. All kidding aside, there were a lot of encouraging developments on Monday night.

What went right: Clay Buchholz pitched in a game for the first time since June 16 of last season, and looked healthy in doing so. The righty pitched two shutout innings. Vicente Padilla, trying to nail down a rotation spot, also looked good, wiggling out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam and firing two scoreless innings. Jose Iglesias dropped down a bunt single, stole a base and started a nifty 6-4-3 double play.

What went wrong: Carl Crawford learned earlier in the day that his goal of playing on Opening Day is probably over. The left fielder will curtail hitting and throwing activities for five to seven days as he bounces back from left wrist surgery.

What they said: “I liked seeing him in the competitive mode that he was in tonight. He’s a fierce competitor. His pitches were good. He didn’t pitch that well with them. But I liked what we saw. I think he’s going to be a welcomed addition to this staff.” – Bobby Valentine on Buchholz.

What’s next: Daniel Bard, who is transitioning from the bullpen to the rotation, gets his first start of Spring Training in Tuesday’s 1:35 p.m. ET contest against the Orioles. Alfredo Aceves, also vying for a rotation spot, will work out of the bullpen. So, too, will highly touted prospect Alex Wilson. Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez should be back in the lineup after getting the night off on Monday.

Injury update: Closer Andrew Bailey could pitch in a game later this week, which would mark his first appearance in a Boston uniform. Bailey had been slowed by a mild lat strain.

Red Sox contract info

Here are some details for some of the contracts of recently signed Red Sox players.

Of Matt Albers’ $1,075,000 contract, $650,000 is guaranteed.

Andrew Bailey gets a $50,000 bonus for 50 games finished and 55 games finished, plus $25,000 for All-Star appearance, $25,000 for Rolaids Award, $25,000 for LCS MVP, $50,000 for World Series MVP, $100,000 for winning the Cy Young, $50,000 for finishing second and $25,000 for finishing third. He’d get the same 3 bonuses for top 3 finishes in MVP race.

Jesse Carlson’s split contract is $160,000 for Minors/$650,000 for Majors. $15,000 for 20 games,25 games, 30 games, 35 games, 40 games, 45 games, 50 games, 55 games, 50 games, 65 games. He gets $50,000 if he is Comeback Player of the Year. If he is not on the 40-man roster by April 1 or the 25-man roster by 60 games, he will be released if requested or be added to roster within 24 hours. If not on the Major League roster, he can sign with an Asian team for $50,00 by 2/19. $75,000 IF BETWEEN 2/19-4/3. $100,000 IF AFTER 4/3, or he will be added to the roster within 24 hours.

Aaron Cook’s contract is for $1.5 million if in the Majors. He gets $250,000 for 15 games as a pitcher, $500,000 for 20 games, $500,000 for 25 games, $750,000 for 30 games. He gets $50,000 if comeback Player of the Year. If he’s not on the 25-man roster on 5/1 or 6/1, he will be released if requested of added to the roster within 48 hours.

Andrew Miller gets an incentive of $50,000 for 20 games as a pitcher, and for 25 games as pitcher.

Vicente Padilla’s Major League base is $1.5 million. he gets $550,000 for eight games started, and another $550,000 for 11 games started, and 16 games started and 20 games started. He gets $600,000 for 24 games started, 28 games started and 32 games started. He gets $100,000 for 15 relief appearances and 20 relief appearances. He gets $150,000 for the following relief appearances: 25 games; 30 games; 35 games; 40 games; 45 games; 50 games. He gets $200,000 for 55 relief appearances and 60 relief appearances.

Cody Ross has a $3 million base salary, but incentives for plate appearances. $250,000 for 425, an another $250,000 for 475 PA or 130 games. He gets $250,000 for 525 plate appearances of 140 games; $250,000 for 575 PA or 150 games (Maximum of $1 million). He would get $25,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for World Series MVP.

Kelly Shoppach’s $1.35 million salary includes another $100,000 if he plays in 70 games, $150,000 for 80 games, $150,000 for 90 games.

Carlos Silva’s Major League contract is for a million. He gets $100,000 if he starts 10 games and another $350,000 for 15 starts; $500,000 for 20 starts; $650,000 for 25 games started; $800,000 for 30 games started. $30,000 for each relief milestone: 25 appearances, 30 appearances, 35 appearances, 40 appearances. He gets $75,000 for 45 relief appearances and 50 relief appearances. He gets $150,000 for 55, 60 and 65 relief appearances and $50,000 if Comeback Player of the Year. If he’s not on the 25-man roster by 4/15, he will be released upon request or added to roster within 48 hours.


Padilla will come to camp as starter

While the Red Sox definitely have options when it comes to newly-acquired righty Vicente Padilla, he will at least open camp as a starter. So beyond the big three of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, that leaves a crowded competition for the final two rotation spots between Daniel Bard, Alfredo Aceves, Aaron Cook, Padilla and Carlos Silva.

“He’s going to come to camp as a starter,” said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. “He’ll be a part of that mix, competing for those last couple of spots. He’s pitched out of bullpen, too. He knows there’s a chance if he makes the team and we need him more in the pen, he may end up going to the pen. He’s focused on coming to camp as a starter and trying to make the team in one role or another, but he’ll come to camp as a starter.”

The Red Sox hope this signing winds up being similar to the one that brought Aceves aboard a year ago.

“He’s looked good. We saw him throw in Nicaragua a couple different times. Stuff looked very similar to his time recently in Los Angeles before he went on the DL there,” Cherington said. “Velocity was good. He has an assortment of offspeed pitches. He probably spans the velocity range about as wide as anyone in the game today. He showed that in Nicaragua, as well. We had a chance to meet with him last week in Fort Myers and talk to him and take a look at him. We were pretty pleasantly surprised about how he looked physically, specifically as it relates to his recovery from the neck procedure he had last summer, and just generally looked pretty good. So we pursued a deal with him, and we’re happy to get him signed.”