The Dodgers have re-signed Vicente Padilla to a one-year, $4 million dollar contract. He will also receive a $1 million dollar signing bonus.
The 32 year old Padilla finished the 2009 season off strong, posting a 3.40 ERA in the final eight games. But many doubt he will play that well to start off this season.
Padilla's numbers have been mediocre at best.
Padilla's signing leaves a battle for the No. 5 spot in the rotation that will be hotly contested by Scott Elbert, James McDonald, Charlie Haeger, Eric Stults, and others.
He may be a comforting sight for some Dodgers' fans, but try to be realistic—an inhouse option may have been the better solution.