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Padilla roughed up in Triple-A rehab start

Padilla roughed up in Triple-A rehab start

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LOS ANGELES -- In what was supposed to be his final injury rehab start before rejoining the Dodgers' rotation, Opening Day starter Vicente Padilla Sunday was roughed up by Chad Tracy and Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pitching for Albuquerque, Padilla went 5 2/3 innings and was charged with six runs (four earned) on eight hits, four of them for extra bases. Three of those (including two home runs) were by Tracy, son of former Dodgers and current Rockies manager Jim Tracy. Padilla struck out five without a walk.

Padilla has been on the disabled list since April 23 with an inflamed radial nerve in his throwing arm. He previously made two impressive rehab starts for Class A Inland Empire. He could make his next start for the Dodgers on Saturday in Boston.

"We'll talk to him Tuesday in Cincinnati," manager Joe Torre said before the Dodgers game Sunday. "He has a bullpen Wednesday and he's scheduled to go on Saturday. We have to be cautious and make sure he's honest. We don't want him to be almost there."

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