Will A Team Pay More Than Minimum For Padilla?

Teams interested in Vicente Padilla face the following decision, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney: wait until the righty clears waivers and try to sign him for the pro-rated minimum or offer to contribute more than the minimum and try to strike a deal with the Rangers now. The Rangers designated Padilla for assignment last week and he has since become "the target of some interest."

The Dodgers, who are confident they can add pitching, are apparently looking hard for arms. Padilla, 31, has allowed 120 hits and 42 walks in 108 innings, striking out 59 for an ERA just under 5.00.

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