NEW YORK -- Manager Joe Torre said that Vicente Padilla probably won't be able to resume throwing for seven to 10 days because of the inflamed radial nerve in his right forearm, an injury that was diagnosed late Monday after he underwent an MRI.
Padilla went on the disabled list on Saturday after the discomfort, which had plagued him sporadically since early in Spring Training, became too severe to pitch through. The condition is very unusual for a pitcher and is more commonly associated with tennis elbow.
"We'll have to wait a while before he throws," said Torre. "Possibly a week to 10 days. We have to let it quiet down and go from there. It needs to be paid attention to. We're not certain it's going to be better in a period of time. We'll have to wait and see."
Meanwhile, after an examination on Monday, it was determined that Manny Ramirez does not need an injection in his strained right calf. Ramirez continues to receive treatment and work out at Dodger Stadium.