LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers Opening Day starter Vicente Padilla and left-handed reliever George Sherrill, both on the disabled list, had impressive outings in their Minor League rehabilitation assignments for Class A Inland Empire on Thursday night.
Padilla threw three scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Padilla, out since April 23 with an inflamed radial nerve in his throwing arm, allowed a leadoff single and retired the next nine High Desert batters. He issued no walks and is expected to stretch out to four or five innings in his next rehab start next week.
Sherrill, also on a rehab assignment recovering from a stiff back, followed Padilla to the mound with a perfect inning that included two strikeouts. This was his second rehab appearance this week, and he is expected to continue the assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque over the weekend.