Que padre(s)! Vince Velasquez is heading back to the mound…
The 29-year-old Latino professional baseball pitcher, a right-hander, has signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.
Velasquez, who was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, is expected to be added to San Diego’s active 28-man roster this weekend in St. Louis and make a start during the three-game series against the Cardinals, the Padres said.
A seven-year veteran, Velasquez, 29, is 3-6 with a 5.95 ERA this season.
He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies.