Padilla had to undergo season-ending surgery last June on a bulging disc in his back. He was only used in relief situations by the Dodgers last season despite being a starter previously. His best season as a starter in wins came in 2006 for Texas when he had 15. His lowest ERA as a starter was in 2002 with Philadelphia when he posted a 3.28. As a reliever for L.A. in 2011 he picked up three saves, struck out nine batters and had an ERA of 4.15 in 8.2 innings.
The 34-year-old Nicaraguan right-hander was reportedly throwing in the mid-90s in the Dominican Republic this winter.