Ken Gurnick, who covers the Dodgers for MLB.com, tweeted the following on Billingsley's status.
Chad Billingsley, continuing a flat-ground throwing program after setback, picking up intensity and velocity.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 8, 2014
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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