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38 Chad Billingsley SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/240 | Birthdate: 7/29/1984 | Birthplace: Defiance, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $11,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Phillies SP Chad Billingsley to have shoulder examined


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Phillies starter Chad Billingsley will visit doctors on Friday to have his shoulder examined, per The News Journal.

Billingsley -- diagnosed with a Grade 2 right lat strain -- is also expected to start playing catch as his rehab continues to progress. He will need at least one rehab start before rejoining the rotation.

Billingsley is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 7:3 K:BB ratio in 16 innings.


Phillies' Chad Billingsley (lat) out 4-6 weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley will be sidelined for 4-for-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 right lat strain, MLB.com reports.

Billingsley was placed on the disabled list on Sunday after making his best start of the season two days prior. He's 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 7:3 K:BB ratio in 16 innings. Severino Gonzalez will take Billingsley's turn in the rotation on Wednesday.


Phillies recall RP Hector Neris from Triple-A


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) With pitcher Chad Billingsley headed to the disabled list with a shoulder strain, the Phillies recalled pitcher Hector Neris from Triple-A Monday to fill the roster spot. 

Neris is a 25-year-old reliever who has pitched in the Phillies organization for six seasons, most recently at Lehigh Valley, where he was 1-3 with a 5.94 ERA and one save in 13 games. The promotion will mark Neris' first stop in the majors. 


Phillies place SP Chad Billingsley (shoulder) on DL


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) The Phillies placed starter Chad Billingsley on the disabled list Sunday with a strained right shoulder, with Severino Gonzalez likely to take his turn in the rotation Wednesday, per the Philadelphia Inquirer

Billingsley made his third and best start of the season Friday, allowing seven hits and two runs in a no-decision. He is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA this year, after battling elbow injuries for the last two seasons.


Phillies' Chad Billingsley picks up no decision with six innings


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Phillies starter Chad Billingsley pitched six innings, allowing two runs. He settled for a no decision in a game Philadelphia eventually won over Arizona on Friday. 

Billingsley allowed seven hits and one walk, while striking out two batters. He threw 85 pitches, 57 strikes, and lowered his ERA to 6.75.

Billingsley's next start will be Wednesday, at Colorado. 


Phillies' Chad Billingsley struggles in loss to Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley took the loss Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk in five-plus innings while striking out three in his team's 7-4 defeat against the Mets.

Billingsley (0-2) slugged a solo home run in the game, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to homer since Cole Hamels on July 21, 2012. Unfortunately, he surrendered a home run of his own in the fifth inning to turn a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit. After giving up back-to-back doubles to open the sixth, Billingsley was removed from the game.

Billingsley owns an 8.10 ERA and 5:2 K:BB ratio in 10 innings through two starts. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks at home Friday.


Chad Billingsley struggles in return to Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Pitcher Chad Billingsley returned to the mound for the Phillies in his first Major League game since April 15, 2013. 

Billingsley underwent two elbow surgeries since his last start. He managed to hit 93 mph on the radar gun in the first inning, but the results probably weren't what he'd hoped. Billingsley gave up six runs, five earned, on eight hits over five innings, taking the loss to Atlanta. 

"Obviously he didn't have the start he wanted," opposing starter Shelby Miller said, per MLB.com. "But just getting back to the Major Leagues after what he's gone through is special. You tip your cap to guys like that who battle for their career."

Billingsley's next start is scheduled for Monday, against Pittsburgh. 


RHP Chad Billingsley ready to roll for Tuesday comeback


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) What was expected is now reality - the Phillies have announced that veteran right-hander Chad Billingsley has returned from his rehab assignment and is set to start Tuesday night in Atlanta.

It will mark his first outing in more than two years. The 30-year-old Billingsley has recovered from successive elbow surgeries.


Phillies P Chad Billingsley to make first start of season on Tuesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley is ready to make his return to the big leagues. 

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Billingsley will start in Tuesday's game against the Braves. This will be his first MLB game since April 15, 2013. The veteran right-hander is coming off of consecutive elbow surgeries, which have slowed his career. 

He holds a 3.65 ERA in his career. Billingsley's first nine seasons, including 2014, were spent with the Dodgers. 


Phillies RHP Chad Billingsley set to start Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) After two years and two elbow surgeries, veteran right-hander Chad Billingsley will be back on the mound Tuesday. He is set to start for the Phillies in Atlanta, MLB.com has reported.

Billingsley, who last pitched for the Dodgers on April 15, 2013, has been inconsistent in his rehab assignment for Triple-A Lehigh Valley with two strong starts and two duds. He hurled 5 2/3 shutout innings with six strikeouts in his last outing.


Phillies' Chad Billingsley could rejoin club next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley could return from the disabled list as early as next week in Atlanta, though it's more likely he'll make his season debut when Philadelphia returns from their current 10-game road trip, which ends Wednesday, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

Billingsley, working his way back from elbow surgeries each of the last two seasons, made his fourth minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Lehigh Valey on Thursday. He threw 99 pitches over 5 2/3 innings, retiring the final 10 batters he faced.

"My arm feels normal, I'm really happy with it," Billingsley said. "It's been a journey."


Phillies' Chad Billingsley goes 5 2/3 innings in his fourth rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley stretched out to 99 pitches over 5 2/3 innings in his fourth minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Lehigh Valey on Thursday. Working his way back from elbow surgeries each of the last two seasons, Billingsley struck out six, walked one and allowed two unearned runs.

The 99 pitches he threw were the most since Aug. 19, 2012, before his Tommy John surgery. The Phillies have not announced if Billingsley will need to make a fifth rehab start, or if he's ready to be reinstated from the disabled list.


Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley allows seven runs in rehab start


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley allowed seven runs in five innings of work in his third rehab start in Triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to Philly.com.

Billingsley, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, added three strikeouts and two walks in the appearance. He has yet to appear in a major league game since 2013 while dealing with multiple elbow injuries.


Phillies SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) will make rehab start Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley is scheduled to make his next rehab start Saturday, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.

Billingsley was scratched from his Monday start due to an illness. He will start for the team's Triple-A affiliate and will make three more starts before returning to the Phillies. Billingsley is attempting to come back from elbow surgeries each of the last two seasons.


Phillies' Chad Billingsley misses rehab start due to stomach illness


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) was unable to make his rehab start Monday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to a stomach illness, per The News Journal

Billingsley, who has a 3.24 ERA through his first two rehab starts, is expected to make at least three more starts before coming off the disabled list.


Phillies SP Chad Billingsley working to build pitch count to 100


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley, who is recovering from elbow surgeries each of the last two seasons, tossed five scoreless innings in his second rehab start on Wednesday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Of his 74 pitches, 44 were strikes.

He is expected to build his pitch count to 100 before he is cleared to join the rotation. He told the Philadelphia Daily News that he'll likely need three more rehab starts before he is back from the disabled list.

"I felt pretty good," Billingsley said, per MLB.com. "I didn't feel like I had my best stuff, but I was able to go out there and execute some pitches to get some ground balls and get out of a jam early.

"It's been a long road, but I'm excited and I'll keep working. The strength is there, my arm feels good. I talked to my doctor who performed the [2014] surgery [on my right elbow], and he said if I can get through a month and a half of pitching in games with no pain, I'll be in the clear."


Phillies Chad Billingsley happy with rehab start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley pitched three and a third innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in an injury rehab start. 

Billingsley is recovering from elbow surgeries each of the last two seasons. He allowed three runs on four hits, including homers to Bryce Brentz and Sean Coyle. Billingsley struck out four and walked one. 39 of his 58 pitches were strikes. 

"My arm was loose, it didn't tighten or [get] sore, and there were no issues so I am really was happy with that," Billingsley said, per Philly.com. "And like I said, my mechanics will get there as I get out there."


Phillies SP Chad Billingsley to begin rehab assignment Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) The Phillies announced starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The veteran right-handed pitcher, who has made just two starts since 2013 due to elbow issues, is expected to join the rotation once healthy.

Phillies send Hollands, Pettibone, Billingsley to DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Phillies placed pitcher Mario Hollands (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list and pitchers Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) and Chad Billingsley (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Hollands has a similar injury to Cliff Lee and is considering undergoing surgery. Pettibone said recently he expects to return sometime in May. Billingsley could join the major-league rotation later in April.


Phillies' Chad Billingsley (elbow) throws 40 pitches Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley gave up just one hit and one walk in three scoreless innings while striking out one and throwing 40 pitches in a minor-league appearance Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Billingsley is set to make two or three starts in extended spring training before joining the major-league rotation, provided he doesn't suffer a setback.


Phillies' Billingsley to make a few starts in extended spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw 40-45 pitches in his third minor-league start Thursday, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is expected to make 2-3 starts in extended spring training before coming off the disabled list and joining the major-league rotation.

Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley expected to be in rotation once healthy


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley may not be healthy just yet, but the team expects to slot him into the starting rotation once he is, reports MLB.com.

Billingsley, who will start the season on the disabled list with an elbow injury, hopes to return to the field before the end of April. He has yet to throw in a spring training game while recovering from multiple elbow surgeries.


Phillies' Hollands, Pettibone, Billingsley headed to DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday that pitchers Mario Hollands (elbow), Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) and Chad Billingsley (elbow) will open the season on the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

Pettibone is recovering from right shoulder surgery. Billingsley is returning from a pair of elbow surgeries. Hollands is dealing with a torn common flexor tendon in his elbow, the same injury as Cliff Lee, who will open the season on the 60-day disabled list.


Phillies SP Chad Billingsley throws 32 pitches Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) threw 32 pitches in a minor-league outing Thursday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He allowed two hits over two scoreless innings, while issuing no walks and recording no strikeouts.

"Today was a really good test or step," Billingsley said, per MLB.com. "I had a really quick first inning. And then go back out there and throw 24 pitches. It felt great. So I was really pleased with it. As far as recovery, my arm feels good right now. If something was wrong, I would have come out of the game. It felt good, and I'm going to do it again in five days.

"I'm very encouraged each time I go out there. Each little step I take, I get more confidence. More confidence that my arm is responding well and it's recovering well. I let some balls go today, really getting after it. And each time out there just gaining confidence in my arm and trusting it and not really worrying about it. Getting it out of my mind. I mean, going through two surgeries the last two years, starting to trust it, and it's responded well, and I'm happy."


Phillies' Chad Billingsley to throw in minor-league game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) will throw 30-35 pitches during a minor-league outing Thursday, according to MLB.com.

The Phillies have indicated Billingsley could make a start before the spring training schedule ends.

“I’m not thinking that far ahead,” he said. “When you’ve been going through two years of rehab, you don’t look beyond the next week or the next start or the next whatever. You just kind of approach it one start at a time and put all your focus on doing your rehab and your treatment to get to the next step. I’m just getting ready for Thursday.”