All signs are pointing to Chad Billingsley and the Dodgers agreeing on a three-year contract extension that will pay the right-handed pitcher in excess of $30 million through at least 2014 while delaying his free agency by two years.
Nothing was official Monday before the Dodgers opened a two-game Freeway Series with a 5-4 loss against the Angels at Dodger Stadium, with Billingsley just saying he and the Dodgers remain in negotiations.
"I haven't signed anything yet," Billingsley said. "We're still talking."
But the fact Billingsley took a physical earlier Monday is a pretty good sign something is imminent, if not already agreed upon.
Billingsley, who went 12-11 with a 3.57 ERA in 2010, is signed through this season at $6.275 million. He was eligible to become a free agent in 2013, although that looks moot at this point.
The Dodgers' first-round draft pick in 2003, Billingsley is 59-41 with a 3.55 ERA in a major league career that began in 2006.
Billingsley appears close to new three-year, $30 million deal
L.A. Daily News | Mar 29