Padilla feels tightness in left side, says he's OK

Padilla feels tightness in left side, says he's OK

Padilla feels tightness in left side, says he's OK
MINNEAPOLIS -- Reliever Vicente Padilla was bothered by his left side during his perfect seventh inning in the Red Sox's 7-6 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.

Padilla said he iced the area after the game and told the club he was OK. He described the feeling as "tight."

After getting Alexi Casilla to ground out for the second out, Padilla (1-0, 8.64 ERA) grabbed at his left side a little bit and then bent over at the waist. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Sox's training staff started making their way out to the mound, but Padilla waved them off.

The right-hander struck out Denard Span on three pitches, was congratulated by his teammates in the dugout and then headed down to Boston's clubhouse with a trainer.