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With his top four 'pen arms on the DL, Mattingly recently said he'd prefer to use Guerra, RDLR or Elbert to close; their stuff has impressed the skipper, and Donnie wants to keep Guerrier and MacDougal available to come in with runners on base. Hardly set in stone, but definitely not promising for Guerrier's interim value, especially with one reliever close to a return.
Though Jansen (shoulder) recently hit the disabled list, the Dodgers could be getting Padilla (forearm) back in their 'pen back Friday. He tossed an uneventful pair of rehab innings Tuesday at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Though the Blue will likely continue to use a mix of arms, Padilla was the main man when healthy. If he can bounce back quickly, he has the best chance to run away with the gig even when Broxton and Kuo come back, however long that'll take.
You'll have to live with Padilla not pitching on back-to-back days, but he's worth a grab for desperate save seekers in all formats. As much as Mattingly likes the interim kids, he'll be glad to welcome back to this mess a vet who was adequately doing the job.
Job security score: 1
Health score: 3
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