Dodgers Interested In Padilla?

4:53pm: Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports hears from an unnamed source that the Dodgers have some interest in Padilla. However, a Dodgers official downplayed the club's interest.

9:38am: A person within the Dodgers front office tells Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times that the team isn't likely to pursue Vicente Padilla, who was just released by the Rangers. Padilla's agent, Paul Kinzer, contacted the Dodgers to let them know his client would "absolutely" like to pitch in Dodger Blue.

If Padilla signs, his new team will only be responsible for the pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary. John Smoltz was released yesterday as well, so he's just as cheap as Padilla, but the Dodgers have "serious concerns" about the health of his throwing shoulder.

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