Dodgers' Vicente Padilla heading to DL

Updated: August 20, 2010, 3:15 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will place Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list on Friday because of a bulging disk in the veteran right-hander's neck that has plagued him in his past two starts.

This will mark the second DL stint this season for Padilla, who missed almost two months with a nerve problem at the top of his right forearm. Club officials are cautiously optimistic that Padilla won't miss nearly that much time in this case.

"He will miss a start, ...

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