Dodgers sign Padilla

Dodgers manager Joe Torre says the club has signed free agent pitcher Vicente Padilla, two days after the right-hander was released by Texas.
Torre said before Wednesday night's series finale against St.
Louis that Padilla will pitch Saturday at Triple-A Albuquerque
before joining the Dodgers.
Padilla's first scheduled start for his new team will be Aug. 27
at Colorado.
The Rangers put Padilla on unconditional waivers Monday. He
cleared waivers and became a free agent on Wednesday.
Padilla was 8-6 with a 4.92 ERA in 18 starts for Texas this
season. Originally acquired in December 2005 in a trade with
Philadelphia, Padilla was 43-34 with a 4.90 ERA over the last four
seasons with the Rangers.

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