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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, illness) will resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
A stomach illness set back the right-hander five days. Billingsley still needs three more rehab outings before joining the Phillies' rotation, but he remains on track for an early May return. Apr 22 - 3:54 PM

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Chad Billingsley (elbow) was unable to make a scheduled rehab start on Monday because of a stomach illness.

It's possible he'll make a start later this week instead. Billingsley has made two of a scheduled five rehab starts so far, and this will set his schedule back a bit. He's still expected back in early May.
Apr 21 - 8:27 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will make three more rehab starts.

Billingsley allowed two hits over five shutout frames in his second rehab outing for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, which was a much better effort than his first start (three runs, two homers over 3 1/3 innings). Three more rehab outings puts the right-hander in line to join the Phillies' rotation in early May. Sean O'Sullivan will continue to fill in until Billingsley is ready.
Apr 15 - 1:48 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Billingsley is in the final stages of his rehab from flexor tendon surgery last June. He could be an option to join the Phillies' rotation by the end of the month if all goes well. The 30-year-old signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Philly over the winter and could be a useful trade chip if he shows his old form.
Apr 7 - 9:37 AM

Phillies placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Billingsley is still working his way back from a pair of elbow operations and isn't expected to join the Phillies' rotation until at least late April. Sean O'Sullivan is the current favorite to hold down the No. 5 spot until then.
Apr 5 - 2:01 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw three scoreless innings Thursday in a minor league game.

Billingsley threw a total of 40 pitches while allowing one hit to go along with one walk and one strikeout. He's currently working his way back from flexor tendon surgery and likely won't be a realistic option to join the Phillies until late-April.
Apr 2 - 5:30 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4David Buchanan
5Chad Billingsley
6Sean O'Sullivan
7Dustin McGowan
8Cliff Lee
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Hector Neris
8Luis Garcia