Vicente Padilla to have MRI on elbow

Updated: February 22, 2011, 11:04 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Vicente Padilla left spring training and was scheduled to fly back to Los Angeles on Tuesday for an MRI exam after experiencing pain in his right elbow.

The pain is described as similar to what Padilla experienced last April before he was diagnosed with a nerve injury that sidelined him for two months.

Padilla, who is tentatively slated to begin the season in the bullpen, was examined Monday at Camelback Ranch by team physician ...

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