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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: 8 | Salary: $11,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 425.40
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Phillies' Sandberg: Chad Billingsley could be 'big boost' to rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Wednesday starting pitcher Chad Billingsley, who is coming off June elbow surgery, threw four days ago. However, Sandberg said it's tough to gauge if the veteran right-handed pitcher is behind schedule, per The Journal News.

"He looked very good," Sandberg said. "He can give us a big boost in the starting pitching."


Chad Billingsley signs with Phillies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The Phillies have signed pitcher Chad Billingsley, according to MLB.com.

Billingsley is set to make $1.5 million next year. He's eligible to make more based on whether he can reach certain performance bonuses in the contract. Billingsley has pitched just 12 innings in the majors since 2012 due to elbow issues. He had Tommy John surgery in 2013, but experienced more elbow issues while rehabbing after the surgery. He had season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in the same elbow, ending his 2014. The Dodgers opted to decline an option on Billingsley, making him a free-agent. 

The 30-year-old has compiled a 3.65 ERA over 1175 1/3 career innings. 


Report: Phillies showing serious interest in Chad Billingsley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Phillies are showing serious interest in free agent starting pitcher Chad Billingsley, a major-league source told CSNPhilly.com.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. did not confirm interest in Billingsley, but said the team is looking for pitching.

“We have interest in adding more pitching depth,” Amaro said. “We’re looking for low-cost, low-risk, potentially high-reward type of guys.”

Billingsley has made just two starts the last two seasons in the majors due to elbow issues.


Report: Market for pitcher Chad Billingsley starting to heat up


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Free-agent pitcher Chad Billingsley is starting to receive multiple offers from various teams, reports FOXSports.com.

Billingsley last played for the Dodgers in 2013 and missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Free agent SP Chad Billingsley on Diamondbacks' radar


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Free agent starting pitcher Chad Billingsley remains a potential option for the Diamondbacks, according to FOXSportsArizona.com. He is expected to be ready for spring training after missing most of last season due to elbow surgery.

Dodgers decline option on Chad Billingsley


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Dodgers have declined an option on pitcher Chad Billingsley, according to the LA Times

Billingsley could have been retained for $14 million, but the club opted to buy him out for $3 million. Billingsley missed all of last season while recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. He made just two starts in 2013. 


Chad Billingsley out eight months following surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow Thursday, the team announced. He is expected to be out eight months, but should begin rehabilitation work in about two weeks, team doctor Neil ElAttrache told ESPN.com. 

Chad Billingsley opts for season-ending surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn flexor tendon in his elbow, MLB.com reports. Billingsley was diagnosed with the injury last week. He made just two starts since the beginning of the 2013 season.

Chad Billingsley expects to miss rest of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley, who has yet to make a decision regarding surgery on his injured elbow, says there's a very slim chance he pitches again this season, the Orange County Register reports.

Billingsley was diagnosed with a partially torn flexor tendon in his elbow this week that will likely require surgery, but either way, he faces a long recovery period before returning to the mound. He's made just two starts since the beginning of the 2013 season.


Chad Billingsley has partial tear of his flexor tendon in elbow


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Although a doctor visit on Thursday determined that his UCL ligament in his elbow is "okay," Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley was diagnosed with a partial tear of his flexor tendon, the team announced Friday. BIllingsley, who will probably miss a significant amount of time because of the injury, is still considering treatment options moving forward.

Chad Billingsley to see doctor, rehab halted


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley has had his rehab assignment halted, and he'll see a doctor after his bullpen session Tuesday did not go well, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Billingsley opened a rehab assignment Sunday, pitching in a game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. However, he felt discomfort in the elbow during his post-start bullpen session. Billingsley has been sidelined since April 15 of last year.


Chad Billingsley gets minor-league rehab underway


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Billingsley lasted 30 pitches in his first game action since Tommy John surgery. He allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Chad Billingsley to throw a rehab start Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will throw a rehab start Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Billingsley is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's been able to throw simulated games and bullpen sessions recently, and has progressed enough to start a rehab assignment. It's unclear how many start Billingsley will need before he's ready to go.


Chad Billingsley to throw one more bullpen before rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley tossed another bullpen session Tuesday, throwing 35 pitches at Dodger Stadium.

Billingsley will throw one more bullpen session, and could be cleared to move on to a minor-league rehab assignment next, according to MLB.com. 


Chad Billingsley could be back from DL in July


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Tuesday and could be cleared for a minor-league rehab assignment soon after, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Billingsley, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will need five rehab starts before rejoin the Dodgers, which could come as early as July, according to the paper. He could be sent to the bullpen once he returns from injury.

Billingsley has not appeared in relief since 2009.

Chad Billingsley will need another simulated game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley made it through his simulated game Thursday without an issue, but isn't yet ready to take the next step in his recovery.

Billingsley, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will need at least one more simulated game before he goes out for a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.  He has already gone out on a rehab assignment and suffered a minor setback, so the team's training staff continues to take his recovery slowly. 


Chad Billingsley gets through two simulated innings


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley tossed a simulated game Thursday at Dodger Stadium, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Billingsley tossed 30 pitches in a simulated two-inning game, facing two different batters. He told MLB.com he felt good following the session, and could go on to a minor-league rehab assignment as his next step.

"It's been a long process, and I just got to keep working until I get back out there in a game," Billingsley said. "The arm is feeling really good right now, and I'm really happy with the way it has responded."


Chad Billingsley ready for simulated game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley has progressed to throwing off mounds, and will take another big step in his recovery from an elbow injury this week.

Billingsley, working his back from Tommy John surgery, will throw a 30-pitch simulated game Thursday. He will toss two simulated innings. 


Chad Billingsley ramping up flat-ground throwing


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsey appeared to be throwing with greater velocity Thursday according to MLB.com, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. Billingsley has still been limited to flat ground work in recent days, and it is not clear when he will work his way back to the mound.

Chad Billingsley plays catch to launch latest comeback attempt


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Embattled Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley has resumed playing catch after suffering a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, MLB.com has reported.

Billingsley has not appeared in a major league game since April 2013 after serving as a consistent and solid starter from 2007 to 2012.


Chad Billingsley moved to 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Dodgers transferred starting pitcher Chad Billingsley (elbow) from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. Billingsley remains shut down due to tendinitis in the flexor tendon in his right elbow, which occurred while he was on a rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Chad Billingsley shut down five to seven days


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow Tuesday, in an effort to alleviate tendinitis in his flexor tendon. He will be shut down five to seven days to let the injection take effect according to MLB.com, and will then resume a throwing program.

There is no timetable for his return to action after this latest setback from Tommy John surgery. 


Chad Billingsley to receive PRP injection


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley, who was diagnosed with tendonitis in his right elbow last week, will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in the elbow Wednesday.

Billingsleyhopes to begin throwing again next week when the team leaves for a road trip, according to TrueBlueLA.com, after being shutdown in his recovery from Tommy John surgery during a rehab assignment. 


Chad Billingsley dealing with tendinitis


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley is dealing with tendinitis in his elbow rather than any new ligament damage, MLB.com reports.

Billinsgley was shut down prematurely in Tuesday's bullpen session with discomfort in the elbow, but it appears he's avoided re-injuring himself in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The team will continue to move slowly with the pitcher.


Chad Billingsley ends bullpen session prematurely Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley had his bullpen session end prematurely Tuesday after experience discomfort in his injured elbow, the Orange County Register reports.

Billingsley threw just 20 pitches before calling it a day Tuesday. He's headed back to Los Angeles to undergo an MRI on his elbow Wednesday. Billingsley is working his way back from Tommy John surgery that limited him to two starts last season.