Chad Billingsley RUMORS & NEWS

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Chad Billingsley had his bullpen cut short at 20 pitches. Heading back to LA for dye-MRI tomorrow on elbow. Felt tightness/discomfort today

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    Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

    Chad Billingsley said he's been told sensation in his elbow during rehab start Saturday was scar tissue coming loose. Nothing worrisome

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Chad Billingsley said he will begin throwing breaking balls on Saturday.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Dave Stewart also represents Chad Billingsley, who he said is “coming along great” and could be back in majors by start of May. @FOXSports1

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    Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez

    Chad Billingsley's Tommy John surgery went as expected yesterday. Will begin physical therapy in 7-10 days.

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow

    Fox Sports West "Dodgers got some bad news on Tuesday when the club revealed that Chad Billinglsey will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday. After an up-and-down 2012, Billinglsey finally started to show signs of the player the Dodgers had signed to a 3-year, $35-million deal the year prior. From July 23 to..." April 24

  • Dodgers right-hander Billingsley goes four innings in rehab start

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers manager Don Mattingly had made one previous trip to a California League game at the newly renamed LoanMart Field. That was a few years ago when his son Preston was playing for the Inland Empire 66ers and the Dodgers had an off day. Mattingly and other Dodgers personnel were on hand for..." April 05

  • Dodgers' pitcher Chad Billingsley to start Thursday at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga

    L.A. Daily News "It's not every Opening Day that a Single-A baseball team gets an 80-game career winner to start its first game of the season. That will be the case Thursday when Chad Billingsley takes the hill for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Billingsley, one of four players on the Dodgers' disabled list to..." April 02

  • Chad Billingsley expects to be ready for start of regular season

    Los Angeles Times "Of the 92 pitches Chad Billingsley threw in a minor league game Saturday, none were curveballs. But Billingsley said his bruised index finger is feeling better and that he expects to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. “As long as there are no setbacks, I plan to be ready,”..." March 23

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley has a bruised finger on pitching hand

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley bruised the index finger of his pitching hand and isn’t certain he will make his scheduled start Tuesday. Billingsley was hit in the hand in batting practice Friday. X-rays were negative. “It’s all right,” Billingsley said. “I think I’ll live. I get to keep the..." March 18

  • Even with struggles in opener, Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley happy to be back

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley sounded like a man who was just happy to be on the field Monday. At least, happy to be there and happy to be throwing strikes. Billingsley didn't really have a bad thing to say about his first appearance of the spring, even though his stat line said otherwise. The..." February 26

  • Chad Billingsley happy with return to mound in Dodgers' 7-6 win over Cubs

    True Blue L.A. "Chad Billingsley had a rough, and long, first inning on Monday, but he battled through it in his first appearance on a mound since Aug. 24. He pitched two innings in the Dodgers' 7-6 win over the Cubs on Monday afternoon at Camelback Ranch, but Billingsley wasn't so concerned with his..." February 25

  • Dodgers optimistic about Billingsley's health

    Orange County Register "It might just be a matter of time before the ulnar collateral ligament in Chad Billingsley's right elbow gives out. But if it is, you can't hear the ticking over the optimism at Dodgers spring camp. "There has been no mention of Chad in any of the medical reports or anything else," Dodgers..." February 25

  • Chad Billingsley has sights set on Dodgers' rotation

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley's uncertain health status was one of the reasons Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti cited for entering spring training with eight starting pitchers. But Billingsley said that in his mind, there are no doubts about his elbow. He has already been on the mound about a dozen..." February 19

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley throws without pain

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley pitched to hitters for two pain-free innings Monday, a sign that he may be able to avoid reconstructive elbow surgery this off-season. "It looks like he's going to be ready for the 2013 season," said Dave Stewart, Billingsley's agent. Billingsley sat out the final month of..." October 30

  • Billingsley's season is officially over

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley smiled through a news conference in the Dodgers' dugout. He cracked jokes. His optimism appeared genuine. But on the day his season was declared over, Billingsley also acknowledged that the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow could require Tommy John surgery if it does..." September 06

  • Billingsley's season over

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers today transferred right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to the 60-day disabled list (right elbow pain) and selected the contract of left-handed reliever Steven Rodriguez from Double-A Chattanooga. Billingsley, who last pitched on Aug. 24 against the Marlins, went 10-9 with..." September 06

  • Billingsley may be done for the year

    Fox Sports "One day he's a starter, the next a possible reliever -- the next done for the year? One day after saying he hoped Chad Billingsley might at least be able to return this season as a reliever, Manager Don Mattingly talked as if he didn't expect his right-hander back this year. "He just runs..." September 05

  • Chad Billingsley likely out for season

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers got mixed news on their bullpen Tuesday, learning that closer Kenley Jansen will return Sept. 17, but that Chad Billingsley -- whose role would have been in relief if he returned -- likely is lost for the season. A cardiologist informed Jansen he could come off..." September 04

  • If Chad Billingsley is coming back this year, it's likely as a reliever

    Hardball Talk "Chad Billingsley is on the DL. Some think he may not come back at all. If he responds well to the platelet-rich plasma injection he had last week, however, he could come back as a reliever. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times spoke to Don Mattingly about that: As the comeback of Chad..." September 04

  • Report: Elbow issues put Billingsley's season in jeopardy

    CSN Bay Area "If their CEO's fears are realized, the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley could be done for the season, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. Dodgers president and chief executive officer Stan Kasten spoke at a fan discussion Thursday night and expressed his fear -- not based on medical..." August 30

  • Dodgers place Chad Billingsley on disabled list

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with what the Dodgers described as "right elbow pain." In terms of buzz, the development was of secondary importance, as it came on the day the Dodgers completed their nine-player trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire Adrian..." August 26

  • Chad Billingsley shows brilliance in Dodgers' win over Giants

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley pitched the kind of game Saturday that illustrated why the Dodgers haven't given up on him. Billingsley was brilliant in a 10-0 victory over the first-place San Francisco Giants, limiting them to four hits over 7 1/3 innings. "When Chad's locked in and he's throwing the ball..." July 29

  • Billingsley placed on 15-day disabled list

    MLB.com "The Dodgers placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with an inflamed elbow flexor tendon, and they recalled Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to start on Tuesday night in Billingsley's place. The move to the DL will be retroactive to July 8, the day..." July 17

  • Billingsley has inflamed tendon

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley's credibility got an endorsement in the form of a second MRI exam that confirmed an inflamed tendon in his right elbow. Billingsley said Sunday he had been experiencing pain for "a couple weeks" but didn't tell the team until Saturday because the injury was not severe. Turns..." July 17

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley is cleared to resume throwing

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley was cleared to resume throwing Monday after a second MRI exam of the pitcher's right elbow showed the same inflammation discovered a day earlier. But it was unclear when Billingsley might make his next start. Billingsley was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday because..." July 17

  • Billingsley to get another MRI

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley will undergo another MRI exam on his right elbow today after an MRI Sunday revealed inflammation. Billingsley was held out of his scheduled start against San Diego as a precaution and the team has yet to decide whether he'll need to go on the disabled list, pending the results..." July 16

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley skips start because of sore elbow

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley's challenging season took another rough turn when he was scratched from Sunday's start for the Dodgers because of a sore right elbow. As Chris Capuano pitched instead, Billingsley was having an MRI exam that showed "elbow inflammation," the Dodgers said, adding that more..." July 16

  • Chad Billingsley is no longer Dodgers' No. 2 starter

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley was the Dodgers' No. 2 starter to begin the season. Manager Don Mattingly acknowledged he no longer views him as that. The Dodgers will realign their rotation coming out of the All-Star break and Billingsley will be third in line behind opening-day starter Clayton Kershaw and..." July 09

  • CINCINNATI 8, DODGERS 2: Billingsley's hit leads to L.A.'s downfall

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley said it was just one that got away -- a fastball that sailed up and seemed to almost dent the side of Cincinnati Reds rookie shortstop Zack Cozart's helmet with two outs in the fifth inning on Monday night. Whether that's also what led to the game getting away from Billingsley..." July 03

  • Billingsley's solid effort falls apart in Dodgers' 8-2 loss to Reds

    L.A. Daily News "Eighty-one games down, 81 to go, and the Dodgers can't help but feel stuck in the muddle. Some of that comes from another wishy-washout performance by Chad Billingsley on Monday night, which most likely didn't do anything to the team's psyche one night after it put an end to a miserable losing..." July 03

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley is out at home

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley almost reached the promised land. As it was, Billingsley got to a place no other Dodger reached in the team's three consecutive shutout defeats to the San Francisco Giants: third base. That happened in the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-0 loss Wednesday, when the pitcher..." June 28

  • For Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley, the issue is inconsistency

    Los Angeles Times "Not long ago pitcher Chad Billingsley was chatting with Don Mattingly when the Dodgers manager asked him: " 'Chad, do you ever get tired about answering the questions? Because I get tired of answering the questions,'" Mattingly recalled. "And he said, 'I'm used to it now.'" The recurring..." June 24

  • Chad Billingsley stumbles, recovers, but Dodgers ultimately fall

    Los Angeles Times "The game seemed ready to unravel for Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley. After spotting the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-0 lead in the second inning Tuesday night, including a solo home run by Mat Gamel, Billingsley hit Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun in the left arm with a pitch in the third..." April 18

  • Billingsley strikes out 11 on way to win

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley had to be getting tired of the spring training Q & A sessions. If the question wasn't about his slight mechanical adjustment, it was about his results - a natural train of thought, given his 5.91 Cactus League earned-run average and that slight leg-kick habit he was trying to..." April 07

  • Chad Billingsley dominant in Dodgers' 6-0 win over San Diego

    Los Angeles Times "This was only one game against one of the worst teams in baseball. But the Dodgers' 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Friday night was the kind of game that offered hope that this year won't be like last. Resident underachiever Chad Billingsley looked like the dominant..." April 07

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley is roughed up in final spring start

    Los Angeles Times "On the day the Dodgers broke camp, Chad Billingsley served up two home runs in the first three innings of a 6-2 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks. His earned-run average ballooned to 5.91 in what was his final tuneup for the regular season, but Billingsley didn't look or sound..." April 02

  • Chad Billingsley shows it all in Dodgers 4-3 victory

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley can be everything. Good and bad, exciting and deflating, an All-Star one year and post a career-high earned-run average the next. And sometimes, he can even be all those things in one game. It was only spring –- sorry, the mantra is required –- but Monday afternoon at..." March 27

  • Dodgers' Chad Billingsley focuses on technique

    Los Angeles Times "Chad Billingsley's goal remains the same: for his results to reflect the quality of his arm. But Billingsley is taking a different approach this spring in his prolonged quest to rid himself of his reputation as an underachiever. Whereas Billingsley spoke at length about the mental aspect of..." March 23

  • Dodgers want more from pitcher Chad Billingsley

    Los Angeles Times "A new season beckons with an old question: Can Chad Billingsley be a more consistent winner for the Dodgers? The right-hander is coming off an 11-11 season with a 4.21 earned-run average, his third consecutive year of being on or near the .500 mark in wins and losses. Billingsley, 27,..." March 15

  • Dodgers' Billingsley in need of adjustment

    L.A. Daily News "It's one of those pitching nuances only the trained eye could observe. Video might help. Chad Billingsley had a habit of kicking his left foot toward third base whenever he pitched out of the windup. How much bearing this had on his 2011 season, when the right-hander went 11-11 with a 4.21..." March 06

  • Dodgers bullpen bails out struggling Chad Billingsley

    Los Angeles Times "Reporting from Washington — Chad Billingsley insisted he isn't hurt and Manager Don Mattingly said there are no signs that anything is physically wrong with the Dodgers right-hander— no skipped bullpen sessions, no visits to the trainer's room. Whatever it is, something is clearly wrong with..." September 09

  • Kershaw, Billingsley can be classy at the bat

    Los Angeles Times "It's a question Clayton Kershaw can't answer off the top of his head: What size bat does he use? So the Dodgers' star pitcher reached above his locker, pulled out one of his black bats, and scanned the bottom of the handle. "Thirty-four inches, 311/2 ounces," he declared. No surprise that..." August 12

  • Billingsley loses control; Dodgers lose game

    The Press-Enterprise "In his previous appearance, Chad Billingsley started poorly but corrected course and earned a win. This time, he finished poorly. That didn't work as well. Staked to a three-run lead, Billingsley suddenly lost control of the strike zone -- and the game -- in the sixth inning, issuing four..." July 31

  • Chad Billingsley kicks out of first-inning jam in Dodgers' 3-1 win over Washington

    L.A. Daily News "Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley isn't on the trading block. Yet he pitched Sunday like he was auditioning for a perspective suitor. The right-hander allowed two hits and recorded 10 strikeouts in seven innings as the Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 3-1 at Dodger Stadium to..." July 25

  • Chad Billingsley overcomes early trouble to beat Washington, 3-1

    Los Angeles Times "Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley dug himself and his beleaguered ballclub a mighty hole early against Washington on Sunday. It was deep, with the bases loaded. It was dark, with none out. And it was the first inning, so the last-place club that often offers little run support looked ready..." July 25

  • Furcal's eighth-inning single makes winner out of Billingsley, 1-0 over Padres

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley is no stranger to being a hero in Dodgers victories. Javy Guerra and Rafael Furcal joined him as being instrumental in Friday's 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Guerra and Furcal haven't been in that position much this year. Billinsgley pitched a brilliant game, in..." July 09

  • Billingsley posts team's third fine start in row

    The Press-Enterprise "Peer pressure can be powerful on a pitching staff. In Chad Billingsley's case, it helped immensely Tuesday night. Billingsley couldn't quite match Hiroki Kuroda and Clayton Kershaw , who posted nothing but zeroes the previous two games. But the Dodgers right-hander responded with his best..." June 22

  • Billingsley angry for being pulled, but Dodgers give him win

    L.A. Daily News "Chad Billingsley threw 110 pitches in his start for the Dodgers on Tuesday night, but it's possible that none of those was thrown as hard as he threw his glove against the dugout wall after he was removed from the game against the Detroit Tigers. Billingsley had just walked Alex Avila to load..." June 22

  • Chad Billingsley not giving Dodgers what they need

    Los Angeles Times "In his last three starts, Chad Billingsley has matched his performances in the previous nine — just not in a manner the Dodgers would prefer. After Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, the right-hander has given up 17 runs in his three June starts. That equals the number of runs he had..." June 16