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Chad Billingsley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chad Billingsley will have his right flexor tendon examined in December.
Billingsley's season ended prematurely as he dealt with more flexor issues. It's possible he'll retire if he doesn't receive a favorable diagnosis in December. Even in a best-case scenario, he'll return as a reliever. It's a bummer for a guy who showed plenty of promise as a young pitcher. Oct 4 - 1:10 PM

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Phillies transferred RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Billingsley landed on the disabled list in mid-July with a right flexor strain and has been officially ruled out for the season. The Phillies gambled on the former Dodger by giving him a one-year, $1.5 million deal over the winter, but he ended up making just seven starts while posting a 5.84 ERA.
Sep 1 - 10:10 AM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) has officially been ruled out for the season.

Billingsley had been holding out hope of returning from a strained flexor in his right elbow. He does not need surgery. "It's unfortunate," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "We had high hopes for him coming back. He had made a lot of progress. It just didn't work out for us."
Aug 31 - 8:14 PM

Chad Billingsley will travel to Los Angeles to have his elbow examined next week.

This has all the makings of a season-ending injury. Billingsley has had trouble staying on the field his entire career. He's made just nine starts since 2013 and another Tommy John surgery could put his career in jeopardy. The Phillies knew they were rolling the dice when they signed Billingsley last offseason. Fortunately for Philadelphia, it was only a one-year commitment.
Aug 1 - 11:17 PM

Phillies placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 19, with right flexor tendon discomfort.

Billingsley felt soreness in his elbow during his start Saturday. The right-hander had surgery on his flexor tendon last year, and that was after he had Tommy John surgery the year prior. It's unclear at this point whether another operation might be required, but general manger Ruben Amaro has conceded that it's possible the right-hander's season may be over.
Jul 20 - 4:22 PM

Chad Billingsley felt discomfort in his elbow during his start Saturday against the Marlins.

That explains why he was pulled at 70 pitches, having thrown five scoreless innings. Billingsley will be examined by doctors on Sunday. He has a long history of serious elbow issues, so this might not end well.
Jul 18 - 10:14 PM

Chad Billingsley tossed five scoreless innings Saturday in the Phillies' 3-1 win over the Marlins.

Billingsley only issued one walk and only allowed four hits in the crisp, efficient outing. He was lifted at just 70 pitches. The veteran right-hander has been up and down since joining the Phillies, sporting a 5.84 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in seven starts. He'll try to put together back-to-back solid outings next week at Wrigley Field.
Jul 18 - 9:53 PM

Chad Billingsley turned in an unimpressive performance in Sunday's loss to the Giants, allowing four runs on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

Billingsley struck out two without walking a batter in the contest. The Giants jumped on him for four runs in the fourth inning, three of which came in to score on a three-run homer by Andrew Susac. Through six starts, Billingsley holds a tough 6.75 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 13/7 K/BB ratio over 32 innings. The 29-62 Phillies will probably continue to ride with him until the wheels fall off--though given the numbers, it's uncertain whether wheels existed to begin with--but fantasy owners should stay far, far away.
Jul 12 - 6:49 PM

Chad Billingsley turned in a solid performance for a win against the Dodgers on Tuesday, yielding two runs in six innings of work as the Phillies won 7-2.

Billingsley was working on a shutout until Yasmani Grandal squashed that dream with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. It was one of six hits the right-hander allowed while walking one and striking out three. While Billingsley should be avoided for fantasy purposes, the Phillies will keep running him out there as long as he has a pulse and a healthy arm. In five starts, he has a 6.67 ERA with a 1.70 WHIP and an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 27 innings. Billingsley will face the Giants in San Francisco next.
Jul 8 - 1:08 AM

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

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

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