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September 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Chad Billingsley could sit out all of the 2013 season if he has to undergo surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Billingsley, who had developed into a reliable No. 2 pitcher behind ace Clayton Kershaw, will not pitch again this season, no matter how far the Dodgers might advance should they qualify for the postseason. The Dodgers first will try a rehabilitation program, allowing the right-hander four to six weeks of rest and treatment before he resumes throwing.
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March 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- After throwing curveballs off a mound for the first time since he underwent reconstructive elbow surgery, Chad Billingsley felt soreness in his forearm Saturday night. Naturally, he was worried. But the trainers told him not to be concerned. He was supposed to be sore. “I've never had surgery in the elbow,” Billingsley said. “You almost forget what it's like to throw, the soreness and stuff.” Billingsley threw 30 consecutive pitches in his latest bullpen session, rather than two sets of 15 as he had previously done.
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March 20, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Chad Billingsley said he didn't experience any problems with his bruised finger during his Wednesday bullpen session and that he expects to pitch in a game on Saturday. “Everything felt fine,” Billingsley said. Billingsley didn't throw any curveballs. The Dodgers were concerned that if his grip was compromised, he could alter his mechanics. “It's still a little sensitive,” Billingsley said. “I have feeling in my finger tip now. It's progressing each day, so that's good.” Billingsley bruised the finger in a bunting drill last week.
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April 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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March 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - 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 finger.” Billingsley has continued to play catch. “The control's not there,” he said. The minor injury isn't expected to affect Billingsley's status for the start of the regular season.
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August 11, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers have scratched Chad Billingsley for his scheduled start Wednesday in San Francisco, and there's a chance the All-Star right-hander's sore left hamstring could land him on the disabled list. Billingsley came out of his last two starts early with hamstring problems but the Dodgers were hopeful he might not miss a turn in the rotation after he threw off flat ground with minimal pain Sunday. However, his bullpen session today in San Francisco did not go well and Manager Joe Torre decided to shut him down.
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June 15, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Cincinnati — As many leg problems as Chad Billingsley has had over the years, he was never subjected to a stint on the disabled list. Until Tuesday. Unable to throw his regularly scheduled bullpen session without discomfort in his right groin, Billingsley was told he would be sidelined for at least two weeks starting Wednesday. Billingsley's protests were ignored. "I can only do so much," he said with a shrug. Instead of taking a wait-and-see approach with Billingsley, the Dodgers decided to move forward with a rotation that will continue to include two previously unknown rookies, John Ely and Carlos Monasterios . The latter was expected to be the odd-man out by Saturday, when opening day starter Vicente Padilla makes his scheduled return from the disabled list in Boston.
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October 30, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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 the season because of a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and faced the possibility of a ligament-replacement operation that would sideline him next season. If healthy, Billingsley figures to be the Dodgers' No. 2 starter behind Clayton Kershaw . Billingsley will continue his normal off-season throwing program to prepare himself for spring training.
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May 9, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reporting from Pittsburgh A laptop computer in the Dodgers' clubhouse played a video clearly showing what Juan Uribe said he saw with his own eyes: the ball he hit in the eighth inning hit the ground before it hit the webbing of Jose Tabata's glove. "What did you see?" Uribe asked. "What did you see on the replay?" The way Uribe and Manager Don Mattingly reacted to the blown call resulted in their ejections from the Dodgers' 4-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at PNC Field.
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August 29, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ
There was no mistaking what happened to Chad Billingsley on Friday. He was hit in the Dodgers' 4-2 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds and he was hit hard. The road back to the form that made him an All-Star this summer took a violent and abrupt detour back to pitching purgatory at Great American Ball Park. The Dodgers weren't able to add to the momentum they built by taking the last two games of their three-game series in Colorado. Billingsley said he has to forget about this start, but admitted that not thinking about games like this has become increasingly difficult.
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April 23, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK - Chad Billingsley will sit out the remainder of this season, as well as part of the next, as he is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday for a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow. The Dodgers expect Billingsley to return to competition in 12 months. "Obviously, we're disappointed, knowing it's not a start, it's the year," Manager Don Mattingly said. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 7, New York Mets 2 Before the Dodgers' 7-2 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field, the 28-year-old right-hander was examined by team physician Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.
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April 22, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
BALTIMORE - When Chad Billingsley was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of pain in his throwing elbow, Manager Don Mattingly wondered if the former All-Star's season would end on an operating table. "It's hard not to think about it," Mattingly said. That's because Billingsley considered reconstructive elbow surgery last year, when he missed the final month of the regular season because of a partially torn elbow ligament. But instead of resigning himself to a procedure that would sideline him for the entire 2013 season, Billingsley opted for injections of platelet-rich plasma and rehabilitation.
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April 21, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
BALTIMORE -- The Dodgers are in a full-blown crisis. Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his right elbow Sunday, the day he was scheduled to take the mound against the Baltimore Orioles and attempt to stop the Dodgers' six-game losing streak. Stephen Fife was recalled from triple-A Albuquerque to start in his place. Billingsley is the third starting pitcher to land on the disabled list in nine days, joining Zack Greinke and Chris Capuano. What this means for Billingsley's immediate and long-term future remains unknown, but there are reasons for serious concern.
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April 21, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers' optimists everywhere, how do you like Sunday's challenge? How does anyone hear the Chad Billingsley news and not think the absolute worst? Visualize surgery and his losing the season, and parts of next season? The sword of Damocles, indeed. Everyone knew from the instant Billingsley elected to try to rehab his elbow instead of undergoing Tommy John surgery that this was a possibility. The pessimists called it inevitable. Billingsley made it through two starts before the elbow barked again.
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March 20, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Chad Billingsley said he didn't experience any problems with his bruised finger during his Wednesday bullpen session and that he expects to pitch in a game on Saturday. “Everything felt fine,” Billingsley said. Billingsley didn't throw any curveballs. The Dodgers were concerned that if his grip was compromised, he could alter his mechanics. “It's still a little sensitive,” Billingsley said. “I have feeling in my finger tip now. It's progressing each day, so that's good.” Billingsley bruised the finger in a bunting drill last week.
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March 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - 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 finger.” Billingsley has continued to play catch. “The control's not there,” he said. The minor injury isn't expected to affect Billingsley's status for the start of the regular season.
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September 14, 2009 | DYLAN HERNANDEZ, ON THE DODGERS
Something isn't right with Chad Billingsley. Whatever his problem, Billingsley was unable to solve it in a 7-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park that raised questions about whether the 25-year-old All-Star should be part of the Dodgers' playoff rotation should they play into October. Billingsley lasted only four innings, as he was charged with three runs and eight hits. Billingsley is winless in his last five starts and has posted a 5.63 earned-run average over his last 12. Giants starter Brad Penny held his former teammates to two runs and five hits over seven innings, earning his third win in three starts for San Francisco.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX — Despite boasting the biggest payroll in baseball history, the Dodgers opened spring training with a number of questions. And few were bigger than the state of Chad Billingsley's tender right elbow. But after a strong outing Thursday in which the right-hander held the Texas Rangers to one earned run and two hits in 31/3 innings, Manager Don Mattingly said the issue of Billingsley's health is fading. "We came in kind of concerned over last year. Was he going to be able to hold up?"
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