When Jonathan Broxton returns from the disabled list in a month or so, he could do so in a new role.

Vicente Padilla gave up a run on Sunday but earned his second save in the Dodgers' 4-2 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Manager Don Mattingly said that if Padilla pitches well, he could remain the closer even after Broxton is activated.

"We'll see how it goes," Mattingly said. "Obviously, if Vicente comes in and is pitching well out of there, it's hard to just hand something over to somebody else. We'll cross that bridge when we get there."