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Update on the rehab of Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley

By on 5/09/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered last night's game with a record of 19-16, third in the National League West. They are very solid in both hitting and pitching, ranking 8th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 9th in ERA. There is good news regarding pitcher Chad Billingsley, who is increasing his pitching intensity. There is no update on the timetable for his return.

Ken Gurnick, who covers the Dodgers for, tweeted the following on Billingsley's status.

On April 25 it was reported that Billingsley received a plasma injection in his right elbow to help with blood flow in hopes of continuing his throwing program within a few days. Our own Raymond Bureau reported on  April 30 that Billingsley was moved to the 60-day DL. Billingsley is recovering from Tommy John surgery he had April 2013. 

Billingsley was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2003 amateur draft.  A consistent and durable pitcher up until the injury last season, Billingsley had six consecutive seasons with 10 or more wins.  In 2012, he was 10-9 with a 3.55 ERA in 25 games.  Last season, Billingsley appeared in only two games and was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA.  In 219 career games, Billingsley is 81-61 with a 3.65 ERA.  He's allowed 1,109 hits in 1,175 1/3 innings and struck out 1,037. 

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