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Chad Billingsley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chad Billingsley was hit hard in his return to the Phillies starting rotation on Thursday, allowing six runs on 10 hits over his five innings of work.
The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out one on the evening. The Brewers jumped on him early and often in this one, pushing three runs across in the first inning and never looking back. While Billingsley has been awful this season, as evidenced by his 7.71 ERA and 8/6 K/BB ratio in 21 innings, the Phillies don't have any better options so he'll get the ball again on Tuesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Jul 2 - 10:43 PM

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Phillies activated RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll take Aaron Harang's spot in the starting rotation. If Billingsley wins Thursday against Milwaukee, it will be his first victory in the majors since April 10, 2013. He went 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA during a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Jul 2 - 1:46 PM

The Phillies will activate Chad Billingsley (lat) from the disabled list Thursday against the Brewers.

Lat and shoulder injuries have sidelined Billingsley for the last six weeks. He went 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA in three rehab starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. With Billingsley back in the rotation, left-hander Adam Morgan is likely headed to Triple-A.
Jun 29 - 1:07 PM

Chad Billingsley (lat) will make another rehab start.

The Phillies have a need in the rotation with Jerome Williams (hamstring) going down, but Billingsley isn't ready just yet. He allowed just one unearned run in his first rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, but he went just three innings and threw just 46 pitches, so some more stamina needs to be built. It's possible Billingsley will rejoin the rotation next week.
Jun 17 - 3:53 PM

Chad Billingsley (lat) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.

It's unclear how many rehab starts he'll need before being activated. Chad Billingsley has missed the last month of action with a Grade 2 right lat strain. He posted a 6.75 ERA over three outings before getting hurt.
Jun 14 - 2:23 PM

Chad Billingsley is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 right lat strain.

Billingsley suffered the injury during his start last Friday. It's another dose of bad luck for the veteran right-hander, as he's been limited to just five big league starts since the beginning of 2013 due to injury. Severino Gonzalez is taking Billingsley's spot in the rotation.
May 18 - 5:52 PM

Phillies placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a right shoulder strain.

Hector Neris has been recalled from Triple-A to take his spot on the Phillies roster. At this moment, it's unclear who will slide into his rotation spot to take on the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday. There is no word yet on how much time the veteran right-hander may stand to miss.
May 17 - 5:26 PM

Chad Billingsley pitched six innings of shutout ball against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Billingsley struck out two and walked one while scattering six hits through his six innings of work. Given Billingsley's long, long layoff (prior to this season, his last major league work came in April of 2013), six innings of shutout ball in his third start of the season isn't too shabby. He now holds a 5.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP and will try to put together back-to-back strong starts when he takes to the mountain air of Colorado for a match-up with the Rockies.
May 15 - 10:13 PM

Chad Billingsley picked up his second loss of the season after giving up five runs in five innings to the Mets on Sunday.

The good: Billingsley helped his own cause, hitting a solo home run off of Bartolo Colon to break a scoreless tie in the third inning. The bad: the Mets weren't having any trouble hitting what he was throwing. He gave up eight hits -- including a no-doubt two-run home run to Curtis Granderson -- while walking one and striking out three. Billingsley's rust is to be expected considering his long major league layoff. He doesn't have any fantasy value. The Diamondbacks will take a crack at him at Citizens Bank Park next.
May 10 - 4:48 PM

Chad Billingsley, making his first major league start since April 15, 2013, struggled in a loss to the Braves, allowing six runs (five earned) in five innings of work on Tuesday.

The struggles aren't unexpected given Billingsley's long road back to the majors following multiple elbow issues. The Braves scored twice in the first inning on Freddie Freeman's two-run home run and four times in the fourth following Cody Asche's fielding error and a three-run Kelly Johnson home run. Overall, Billingsley surrendered eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll try again in start number two next week at home against the Pirates. We don't recommend giving him room on your fantasy roster.
May 5 - 9:55 PM

Phillies activated RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list.

Billingsley will get the start against the Braves on Tuesday after a long road of injury rehab. This will be his first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of 2013. He additionally underwent flexor tendon surgery in June of 2014. In four rehab starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Billingsley posted a 1-1 record and a 4.74 ERA. He's not a great fantasy play, though it will be interesting to see how effectively he'll pitch after the long layoff.
May 5 - 3:09 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Tuesday will be his first start in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2013. Billingsley suffered another injury while rehabbing, resulting in flexor tendon surgery this past June. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this winter after playing his first eight seasons with the Dodgers. Billingsley went 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA in four rehab starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and probably won't be a great fantasy bet on a bad Phillies team.
May 2 - 4:39 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is likely to be activated from the disabled list next weekend against the Mets.

Billingsley made what is expected to be his final rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, allowing two unearned runs with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He could be ready to pitch again as soon as Tuesday, but it sounds like the Phillies would prefer holding him back until they return from their road trip. Severino Gonzalez will get another start on Sunday before making way for Billingsley.

Chad Billingsley (elbow) allowed two unearned runs and struck out six over 5 2/3 innings Thursday morning in a rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Billingsley walked just one Durham batter and got his pitch count up to 99. It was a big step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander, who had struggled in his previous three rehab outings. He could be cleared to join the Phillies' rotation next week, though we'd probably avoid him for fantasy purposes. Billingsley hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since April 2013.
Apr 30 - 12:31 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is making his fourth minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Billingsley has allowed 10 earned runs in 13 1/3 rehab innings so far, but the Phillies are pretty desperate for starting pitching and could activate him next week if Thursday's outing goes smoothly. The veteran right-hander seems doubtful to carry fantasy value this season. He hasn't pitched in a major league game since April 2013 due to elbow issues.
Apr 30 - 9:11 AM

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S1Cole Hamels
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