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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 (elbow) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings Thursday in a minor league game.
Billingsley tossed a total of 32 pitches in the outing. He's on his way back from flexor tendon surgery and probably won't be an option for the Phillies until sometime in late April. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Philly in January. Mar 26 - 1:39 PM

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Chad Billingsley (elbow) will pitch in his second minor league game on Thursday.

Billingsley, who is coming back from flexor tendon surgery, threw one inning in a minor league game on Saturday without any issues. He's scheduled to get stretched out to about 30 or 35 pitches on Thursday and simulate two innings. Billingsley signed with the Phillies for $1.5 million and could be an option for the rotation by late April if he can avoid setbacks.
Mar 24 - 10:42 AM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw in a minor league game Saturday.

It's the biggest test yet for Billingsley, who underwent season-ending surgery last June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. The Phillies signed the veteran right-hander to a $1.5 million deal over the winter and he could be an option for the team's rotation by the end of April if all goes well.
Mar 19 - 5:09 PM

Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure said that Chad Billingsley (elbow) will likely throw 3-4 more live batting practice sessions before getting into a game.

Billingsley threw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time this spring. He could get into a game later this spring, but he's not a realistic option to join the Phillies' rotation until mid-to-late April.
Mar 10 - 12:43 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw live batting practice Tuesday for the first time this spring.

Billingsley is being brought along slowly this spring after being limited to just two starts over the last two seasons following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. The Phillies don't expect him to be ready for the season, but he could join the rotation by the end of April if all goes well.
Mar 10 - 10:14 AM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday.

It'll be a significant step for the veteran right-hander, who has been battling elbow issues for going on three years. Billingsley did not pitch at the major league level in 2014 and made only two starts for the Dodgers in 2013, but the Phillies plan to add him to their starting rotation as soon as he's ready. That should be mid-to-late April.
Mar 9 - 8:37 AM

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Chad Billingsley (elbow) is not expected to be game-ready for the Phillies until late April.

Billingsley is behind the other pitchers in camp after being limited to just two starts over the last two seasons following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. He'll be a part of the rotation once healthy, but the Phillies will need one of David Buchanan or Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to hold down a spot for a few weeks.
Mar 3 - 9:26 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday that Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw 3-4 days ago and feels good.

Still, it's too early to say whether he will be ready with the rest of the starting pitchers. Billingsley had Tommy John surgery in 2013 and required another surgery last year to repair the flexor tendon in his elbow, but the Phillies signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract last month. It's a worthwhile gamble for the rebuilding club, as he could be flipped for a piece at the trade deadline if he bounces back.
Feb 18 - 11:34 AM

Phillies signed RHP Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The deal can get all the way up to $8 million if he reaches his performance incentives. Billingsley has made just two starts over the last two seasons due to elbow issues but should be recovered from flexor tendon surgery for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. He should be able to crack the Philadelphia rotation if healthy and is a nice low-risk move for the rebuilding Phillies.
Jan 29 - 6:54 PM

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have strong interest in free agent Chad Billingsley.

Arizona is also thought to have interest. Billingsley did not pitch at the major league level in 2014 due to an elbow injury, but he is expected to be close to full health for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. The veteran right-hander boasts a 3.65 ERA in 1,175 1/3 career major league innings.
Jan 22 - 3:26 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, free agent Chad Billingsley has "multiple offers."

Arizona is thought to have serious interest. Billingsley, who used to be represented by new Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart, owns a cool 3.65 ERA in 1,175 1/3 career major league innings. He sat out the entire 2014 season due to an elbow injury but is expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.
Jan 8 - 1:26 PM

Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports that free agent right-hander Chad Billingsley "remains a person of interest" for the Diamondbacks.

And it's easy to understand why, as new Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart used to be his agent. Billingsley is currently rehabbing from surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his elbow, but the expectation is that he will be ready for spring training. The Diamondbacks intend to monitor his situation.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 03:20:00 PM

Chad Billingsley has hired Steve Hilliard of Octagon as his new agent.

He previously was represented by Dave Stewart, who is now the general manager of the Diamondbacks. Billingsley, who recently became a free agent, is currently rehabbing from surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Chad Billingsley from the 60-day disabled list; declined his $14 million option for 2015.

They'll instead pay him a $3 million buyout. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery in June to repair a torn flexor tendon in his pitching elbow and is still in the recovery process. He'll explore his options as a free agent this winter.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Chad Billingsley underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

Billingsley will begin rehabbing in 12-14 days and is expected to need a total of eight months to recover. With that timetable, he seems likely to get a late start in spring training. Billingsley has made just two starts over the last two seasons due to elbow issues.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
3Rene Garcia
4Koyie Hill
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
3Russ Canzler
2B1Chase Utley
2Cord Phelps
3Andres Blanco
4Odubel Herrera
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Jordan Danks
3Brian Bogusevic
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Chad Billingsley
7Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Andy Oliver
8Luis Garcia
9Cesar Jimenez