The Dodgers have had a busy week, filled with ups and downs. Their offense pummeled the Reds on…
Padilla 'Player of the Day' on the DL
Triple-A right-hander James McDonald is on the disabled list at Albuquerque and unavailable. Left-hander Scott Elbert, Josh Towers and Josh Lindblom are possibilities but Towers and Lindblom are not on the 40-man roster and a spot would have to be made for them.
Padilla underwent an X-ray that did not reveal the cause of his discomfort and will have an MRI on Monday in New York. Padilla had some tightness during Spring Training, but before the opener in Pittsburgh said it had gone away. He signed for $5.025 million as a free agent, said he has not had similar problems until this year.
Padilla said he started to feel discomfort when pitching in Cincinnati on Thursday. The pain first appeared in the fifth inning and worsened as he waited for the Dodgers to finish hitting in the sixth. "I can't even throw right now," Padilla said.
Torre said Link would be brought up at least temporarily, although the club must receive permission for Link to replace an injured pitcher. Otherwise, he has not spent the necessary 10 days in the Minor Leagues after being optioned April 20.
"I thought he had his best stuff the other day, but he said he felt it coming out of the game," Torre said of Padilla, who is 1-1 with a 7.06 ERA after allowing four runs (three earned) in six innings in Cincinnati.
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