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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 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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Phillies placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a right shoulder strain.

Hector Neris has been recalled from Triple-A to take his spot on the Phillies roster. At this moment, it's unclear who will slide into his rotation spot to take on the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday. There is no word yet on how much time the veteran right-hander may stand to miss.
May 17 - 5:26 PM

Chad Billingsley pitched six innings of shutout ball against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Billingsley struck out two and walked one while scattering six hits through his six innings of work. Given Billingsley's long, long layoff (prior to this season, his last major league work came in April of 2013), six innings of shutout ball in his third start of the season isn't too shabby. He now holds a 5.63 ERA and 1.63 WHIP and will try to put together back-to-back strong starts when he takes to the mountain air of Colorado for a match-up with the Rockies.
May 15 - 10:13 PM

Chad Billingsley picked up his second loss of the season after giving up five runs in five innings to the Mets on Sunday.

The good: Billingsley helped his own cause, hitting a solo home run off of Bartolo Colon to break a scoreless tie in the third inning. The bad: the Mets weren't having any trouble hitting what he was throwing. He gave up eight hits -- including a no-doubt two-run home run to Curtis Granderson -- while walking one and striking out three. Billingsley's rust is to be expected considering his long major league layoff. He doesn't have any fantasy value. The Diamondbacks will take a crack at him at Citizens Bank Park next.
May 10 - 4:48 PM

Chad Billingsley, making his first major league start since April 15, 2013, struggled in a loss to the Braves, allowing six runs (five earned) in five innings of work on Tuesday.

The struggles aren't unexpected given Billingsley's long road back to the majors following multiple elbow issues. The Braves scored twice in the first inning on Freddie Freeman's two-run home run and four times in the fourth following Cody Asche's fielding error and a three-run Kelly Johnson home run. Overall, Billingsley surrendered eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll try again in start number two next week at home against the Pirates. We don't recommend giving him room on your fantasy roster.
May 5 - 9:55 PM

Phillies activated RHP Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list.

Billingsley will get the start against the Braves on Tuesday after a long road of injury rehab. This will be his first major league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of 2013. He additionally underwent flexor tendon surgery in June of 2014. In four rehab starts at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Billingsley posted a 1-1 record and a 4.74 ERA. He's not a great fantasy play, though it will be interesting to see how effectively he'll pitch after the long layoff.
May 5 - 3:09 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Tuesday will be his first start in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2013. Billingsley suffered another injury while rehabbing, resulting in flexor tendon surgery this past June. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia this winter after playing his first eight seasons with the Dodgers. Billingsley went 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA in four rehab starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and probably won't be a great fantasy bet on a bad Phillies team.
May 2 - 4:39 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is likely to be activated from the disabled list next weekend against the Mets.

Billingsley made what is expected to be his final rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, allowing two unearned runs with six strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. He could be ready to pitch again as soon as Tuesday, but it sounds like the Phillies would prefer holding him back until they return from their road trip. Severino Gonzalez will get another start on Sunday before making way for Billingsley.

Chad Billingsley (elbow) allowed two unearned runs and struck out six over 5 2/3 innings Thursday morning in a rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Billingsley walked just one Durham batter and got his pitch count up to 99. It was a big step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander, who had struggled in his previous three rehab outings. He could be cleared to join the Phillies' rotation next week, though we'd probably avoid him for fantasy purposes. Billingsley hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since April 2013.
Apr 30 - 12:31 PM

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is making his fourth minor league rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Billingsley has allowed 10 earned runs in 13 1/3 rehab innings so far, but the Phillies are pretty desperate for starting pitching and could activate him next week if Thursday's outing goes smoothly. The veteran right-hander seems doubtful to carry fantasy value this season. He hasn't pitched in a major league game since April 2013 due to elbow issues.
Apr 30 - 9:11 AM

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

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

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