11/03/09 11:07 PM EST
Padilla accidentally shoots himself in leg
Injury to hurler not considered to be serious
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
Padilla's agent, Adam Katz, notified the team of the pitcher's injury, which was suffered in his native Nicaragua. Padilla was treated at a Managua hospital and released.
Padilla, 32, was signed by the Dodgers after his August release by Texas. He went 4-0 with a 3.20 ERA for the Dodgers during the stretch run, pitched seven scoreless innings in the Division Series clincher against the Cardinals and allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings with a no-decision in the Dodgers' Game 2 win over the Phillies in the League Championship Series. Then he was battered for six runs in three-plus innings when the Dodgers were eliminated in Game 5.
Padilla earned $12 million in 2009 and is looking for a multi-year contract. The Dodgers in recent years have limited most contracts for free-agent pitchers to one season.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.