Padule, which is expected to enter the Italian Baseball League in 2017, has signed left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodriguez. The 21-year-old Venezuelan is coming from Macerata to Padule. He pitched in the Serie A of the Federal Championship in Italy. He had an ERA of 0.82 with 154 strikeouts in 110 innings. In MLB affiliated minor league ball in the Americas he spent four seasons in the Chicago Cubs organization, playing in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Arizona.
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