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Chad Billingsley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/29/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers declined RHP Chad Billingsley's $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. Oct 31 - 7:46 PM

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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.
Jun 26 - 10:47 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.
Jun 16 - 6:43 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
Jun 14 - 8:44 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.
Jun 13 - 7:03 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.
Jun 11 - 5:30 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.
Jun 8 - 5:47 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.
Jun 7 - 2:19 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday, and if all goes well he'll begin a minor league rehab assignment next weekend.

He continues to work his way back from elbow surgery, and may be used out of the bullpen initially upon his return. His rehab has taken longer than anticipated, as he was shut down for a short time after developing tendinitis in his pitching elbow.
Jun 1 - 8:26 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw at least one more simulated game before resuming his rehab assignment.

He threw a 30-pitch simulated game Thursday and came through it fine. Billingsley was shut down for nearly a month after developing tendinitis, as well as scar tissue breaking up in his surgically-repaired right elbow. He's preparing to return as a starter, but the Dodgers don't have room for him in their rotation at the moment.
May 30 - 9:58 AM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw a two-inning, 30-pitch simulated game on Thursday.

The right-hander had to be shut down for a while after developing tendinitis in his pitching elbow, but he's been throwing off a mound for a couple weeks. Billingsley should be ready to resume his rehab assignment soon.
May 27 - 7:21 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) was scheduled to meet with Dr. Neal ElAttrache after throwing a bullpen session Monday.

Dr. ElAttrache will help determine the pitcher's next step, but Billingsley is hoping to resume his rehab assignment soon. The right-hander had to be shut down for a while after developing tendinitis in his pitching elbow.
May 26 - 10:38 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since being shut down for a bit and then receiving a PRP injection due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow. There's no timetable for Billingsley's return, but it sounds like he should resume a rehab assignment soon.
May 13 - 6:35 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) has been picking up the intensity and velocity during his flat-ground throwing sessions.

Billingsley receive a PRP injection in his elbow a couple weeks ago to combat some tendinitis, but he's starting to get back on track. The right-hander should return to a mound soon.
May 8 - 6:21 PM

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

Billingsley is out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery. He recently received a PRP injection to help with the healing process.
Apr 30 - 4:08 PM

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