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Vicente Padilla to undergo MRI exam on sore right elbow

Feb 22, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

Vicente Padilla

Last week I wrote about the Dodgers’ impressive pitching depth, noting that their sixth starter likely headed to the bullpen, Vicente Padilla, could be the third starter on a lot of teams.

Exhibition games haven’t even started yet and that depth may already have vanished, as Padilla has left Dodgers camp and returned to Los Angeles to undergo an MRI exam following elbow soreness that the team’s official Twitter feed describes as “similar pains as last year.”

Padilla missed about two months of last season with an elbow injury, heading to the disabled list in mid-April after beginning the season with a 6.65 ERA through four outings. He had a 3.31 ERA in 12 starts after returning in mid-June and then re-signed with the Dodgers for just $3 million in guaranteed money and the chance to earn twice that much in incentives.

  1. cleareye1 - Feb 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM

    Have the McCourts left LA yet? Let me know when someone buys the team and I’ll pay attention again.

  2. sayheykidwschamp - Feb 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    That coward better be healthy enough to play the Giants so that we can give him a little payback for beaning Rowand in the head last year. That sore elbow won’t feel as bad after he gets a crack in his skull..

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