Vicente Padilla, who underwent surgery Thursday on his throwing arm, returned to Camelback Ranch-Glendale Saturday to begin his rehab and said he hopes to be pitching for the Dodgers by May 1. Padilla had surgery to release a radial nerve entrapped in a muscle in his forearm, a very rare injury for a pitcher. He had a bandage covering a three-inch scar from the bottom of his elbow down and across his forearm, covered in a gauze sleeve, with a removable sling.
“I’m relieved, because I’m sure I can come back 100 percent,” said Padilla, who added that he’s had discomfort for three years. “It feels better.” – Ken Gurnick
Non-roster pitcher Tim Redding, sick on Friday, is still expected to make the start Saturday against the Giants in Scottsdale. – Ken Gurnick
Gwynn, CF; Carroll, SS; Loney, 1B; Barajas, C; Thames, DH; Paul, LF; Kapler, RF, DeJesus, 2B; Denker, 3B.
Hoffman, CF; Navarro, C; Ethier, RF; Kemp, CF; Gibbons, DH; Mitchell, 3B; Sands, 1B; Sellers, 2B; Castro, SS.
Pitcher Vicente Padilla could be throwing in three to four weeks after undergoing surgery Thursday to release an entrapped radial nerve in his throwing arm. Doctors found what they expected in the brief operation, making a small incision to release the nerve from a muscle. Padilla, who had the surgery in Los Angeles, will return to the Dodgers’ Camelback Ranch-Glendale complex Friday to begin his rehab. Padilla has been bothered by the nerve for years and missed two months last year after bruising the nerve. – Ken Gurnick
Fan voting ends Thursday for the Brooklyn uniform the Dodgers will wear in six Throwback home games this year. Fans can vote for one of three uniforms — the 1911 road uniform, the 1931 road uniform and the 1940s alternate road uniform. To vote, click http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/la/fan_forum/throwback.jsp.
– Ken Gurnick
Steve Yeager, a Dodgers catcher for 14 of his 15 Major League seasons, is in camp as a guest catching instructor. Yeager previously served as a hitting coach in the Dodgers’ Minor League system. – Ken Gurnick