March 18, 2013 |
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.
August 11, 2009 |
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.
October 30, 2012 |
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.
June 15, 2010 |
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.
May 9, 2011 |
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.
August 29, 2009 |
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.