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Salary more than six times last year's

Updated: January 30, 2004, 1:03 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Vicente Padilla agreed Friday to a $2.6 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, more than six times his $425,000 salary last season.

 Padilla

The 26-year-old right-hander was 14-12 with a 3.62 ERA last season in 32 starts. His 133 strikeouts and 208 2/3 innings were career highs.

"He was one of our most consistent pitchers last year and was an All-Star in 2002," Philadelphia assistant general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said "We feel he will ...

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