NEW YORK -- Chad Billingsley’s reconstructive elbow surgery on Wednesday evening went as expected, the Dodgers announced.
Billingsley won’t be the only Dodger spending the coming months recovering from an operation, as reliever Shawn Tolleson is scheduled to undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
Tolleson was called up from triple-A Albuquerque on April 12. He pitched that day in Arizona in relief of longtime friend Clayton Kershaw and walked in two runs. He hasn’t pitched since.
Tolleson’s surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old right-hander is expected to be sidelined three to five months.