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Dodgers re-signing Padilla as reliever

Posted on: December 7, 2010 11:14 am
Edited on: December 7, 2010 12:13 pm
Padilla In a curious move, Vincente Padilla is returning to the Dodgers on a one-year, $2 million deal as multiple sources are reporting.

Padilla made 16 starts sandwiched around an injury but used his eephus pitch to post a 4.07 ERA. He's been a starter for the last nine years but apparently will pitch out of the bullpen for the Dodgers and serve as a sixth starter.

It's not known yet why Padilla opted for this move as the 33-year-old clearly has plenty left in the tank as a starter.

-- Evan Brunell

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