Michelle Gardner, who covers the Dodgers for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the San Bernardino Sun, tweeted the following, confirming Billingsley's rehab start.
#Dodgers Chad Billingsley making rehab start today for Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. Bakersfield Blaze. Game set for 2:05 p.m.Billingsley started for the Quakes and pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits, walked two, hit a batter and struck out two. He continues to battle back from Tommy John surgery he had April 2013.
— Michelle Gardner (@MGardnerSports) June 8, 2014
Billingsley, in his ninth Major League season, appeared in only two games last season and was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA. His best season was in 2008, when he had a record of 16-10 with a 3.14 ERA and 201 strikeouts. In 219 career games, he 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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