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Dodgers sign Padilla

Updated: August 19, 2009, 9:06 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

With right-hander Hiroki Kuroda's future uncertain, the Dodgers have reversed course and agreed to a minor league contract with Vicente Padilla.

Dodgers manager Joe Torre said Wednesday the club has signed Padilla, two days after the right-hander was released by Texas.

Torre said that Padilla will pitch Saturday at Triple-A Albuquerque before joining the Dodgers and will make his first scheduled start for his new team on Aug. 27 at Colorado.

Initially, the Dodgers had ...

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