Menu

Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla scratched from Sunday start because of ailing neck

Los Angeles Dodgers right hander Vicente Padilla will not make his scheduled start against the Houston Astros on Sunday because of a bulging disk in his neck.

Padilla (6-5) allowed three runs in four innings Monday against Atlanta, a day after he was activated from the disabled list.

Manager Joe Torre said Saturday "I don't see him pitching in the foreseeable future."

Carlos Monasterios (3-5) was to make Sunday's start.