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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
Contract: view contract details

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Todd Zolecki of 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

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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 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

Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

It's a rough break for the right-hander, as he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery but couldn't ever get over the hump. Obviously, now we know why. Billingsley won't throw for three months and is facing a six-month rehab process overall. He will be a free agent this winter after the Dodgers give him a $3 million buyout. The righty has made just two starts over the previous two seasons.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is unlikely to pitch in 2014.

Billingsley is still trying to get over his chronic right elbow issues and may need yet another surgical procedure. The veteran starter has made just two appearances since 2012. He carries a $14 million club option (or $3 million buyout) for the 2015 campaign.
Source: True Blue LA
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 08:44:00 PM

Chad Billingsley has been diagnosed with a partially torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

While it's an encouraging sign that an MRI revealed no damage to his surgically-repaired UCL in his right elbow, it's unclear what the next step will be for Billingsley to deal with the new ailment. At this point, it's unlikely that Billingsley will pitch for the Dodgers this season.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) has been shut down.

Billingsley experienced renewed discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow Wednesday while trying to let it loose in a bullpen session. The veteran gave up a run in 1 2/3 innings Sunday in his rehab debut at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He probably shouldn't be counted on this season, or for future seasons.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw 30 pitches in his first minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

The veteran right-hander lasted a 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits and three walks while striking out a pair. He's still a few weeks away from potentially contributing to the Dodgers.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday.

His first appearance will come for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. With the Dodgers already flush with starting pitching, it's likely that Billingsley would be used in a bullpen role once he is able to return to the team.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 02:19:00 PM

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