The Los Angeles Dodgers added Vicente Padilla to their rotation, signing him to a minor-league contract worth $100,000. The Dodgers felt the need to bring in a pitcher to help with an exhausted pitching staff, especially after HirokiKuroda's injury. Padilla will start one game in the minors, then will be called up. He previously pitched with the Texas Rangers, compiling an 8-6 record with a 4.92 ERA. LA was also considering John Smoltz, but he was picked up by St. Louis.