Dodgers ready to activate Padilla

Updated: June 15, 2010, 7:37 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

CINCINNATI -- Dodgers manager Joe Torre said it was a fairly easy decision to activate pitcher Vicente Padilla -- a move that probably won't officially be made until just before game time Saturday -- after meeting with the right-hander, who had been on the DL since April 24 because of a nerve problem at the top of his right forearm.

Padilla was roughed up in his final rehab start Sunday with Triple-A Albuquerque, but he said Tuesday he was happy with the way he was throwing the ball.

"I ...

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