Padilla working his way back from injury

Padilla working his way back from injury

MILWAUKEE -- Vicente Padilla took a step forward in his road to recovering from a bulging disk in his neck, throwing at Miller Park before Wednesday's game.

"He threw out to 120 feet today," said Dodgers manager Joe Torre. "He had a good workout. I think he said he had about 40 throws. It was good."

Padilla was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with the neck injury, something that had affected him over his last two starts.

Following the workout, Padilla did not report any discomfort, Torre said. As for Padilla's next step, Torre said he thought it would be getting the veteran right-hander on the mound for a bullpen session.

"Stan said everything went well," Torre said, referring to Stan Conte, the Dodgers director of medical services. "He may not be that far away."