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>Vicente Padilla To Undergo Surgery

23 Feb

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Dodgers writer, Dylan Hernandez reports

Vicente Padilla will undergo surgery on his pitching arm on Thursday to release a nerve that is entrapped by one of the deep muscles in his forearm.

The Dodgers have not set a timetable for his return.

The Dodgers were aware that Padilla was a serious medical risk, as he was limited to 16 starts last season because of arm and neck problems. His contract reflected that, as he will earn a base salary of $2 million. The deal is incentives-heavy, as he can earn an additional $8 million in bonuses as a starter or an extra $6.8 million as a reliever.

Huge loss for the Dodgers. He was going to be our spot start/long reliever and now it sounds like he’ll be out until at least the All-Star break.

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