MLB: Dodgers re-sign Padilla to 1-year deal
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed right-hander Vicente Padilla to a one-year contract after his outstanding performance down the stretch last season.
The Dodgers picked up Padilla last Aug. 19 after the Texas Rangers abruptly released their No. 2 starter. Padilla went 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA in seven starts for Los Angeles, bolstering the NL West champions’ inconsistent rotation.
Padilla then allowed just one earned run over 14 1-3 innings in his first two career playoff appearances for the Dodgers before losing Game 5 of the NL championship series to Philadelphia.
The Nicaraguan pitcher is 98-85 with a 4.03 ERA in his 11-year career with Arizona, Philadelphia, Texas and Los Angeles.