Dodgers ink Padilla

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LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers signed right-hander Vicente Padilla to a one-year contract Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but MLB.com reported Padilla will earn a base salary of $2 million with as much as $8 million available in incentives if he reaches 33 starts or up to $6 million in relief incentives.

Padilla, 33, started on Opening Day in his first full season with the Dodgers in 2010 and went 6-5 with a 4.07 earned run average in 16 starts. He was bothered by arm and neck injuries for most of the season.

"Vicente's flexibility and willingness to be in whatever role we may need him in was very important to us," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a release. "We believe he is capable of filling practically any role on our staff and we are very glad to have him back."

Padilla will likely pitch primarily out of the bullpen, but also could be used as a swing man in the event that a starter is injured. There is a chance he could step into the closer's role should Jonathan Broxton struggle.

For his career, Padilla is 104-90 with a 4.31 ERA in 321 games (237 starts) for the Diamondbacks, Phillies, Rangers and Dodgers.


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