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It’s official, Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will be performing the surgery at Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles. Honestly, I’m pissed. How does this situation even happen? The coaches and even Billingsley himself took no responsibility. I’m sure you remember when Billingsley was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow last year. He opted to try to rehab the injury with plasma injections rather than having surgery, which will now cost him the entire 2013 season. Billingsley will probably have to miss the first couple months of 2014 as well.
Here comes the I told you so…back on February 1st I wrote “Today, Ken Gurnick provided an update on Billingsley, who is reportedly feeling “absolutely great.” Everything has progressed as planned with no setbacks. Updating yesterday’s post, it’s quite possible that Billingsley makes an appearance during Spring Training. My expectations will not be very high for Billingsley in 2013. I don’t see how you can fully recover from a partially torn elbow ligament without having Tommy John surgery. I fully expect Billingsley to start out well but miss some time, perhaps even having to shut it down and have surgery at some point.”
Billingsley, I am sure, is feeling like an idiot right now, and he should, because he is.
Billingsley opened this season on the disabled list, but it was for a bruised right index finger he sustained while bunting in Spring Training. He will finish the 2013 season with 1-0 record with a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings over two starts.
Billingsley is scheduled to earn $12MM next year, then there is a $14 million club option for 2015 or a $3 million buyout. Top all that off with the fact Billingsley now has zero trade value, and will until he proves he is healthy. The Dodgers would be wise to move on and now count on him moving forward.
Stephen Fife started Sunday in place of Billingsley against the Orioles and allowed three runs in the first inning, however, he bounced back and made it through 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and a walk. He will likely get the next couple of starts until Chris Capuano comes off of the DL with his strained calf issue. Of course, Zack Greinke remains out indefinitely with his broken collarbone, and won’t see him until the middle of June at the earliest.
I wouldn’t mind seeing what Zach Lee or Chris Reed can do at this point.
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Well, life is full of surprises. And life is also full of “I figured as much.” Such is the case with Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley.
Chad Billingsley, here with wife Tiffany, was emerging as the All-American pitching star until he suddenly lost it.
The Dodgers announced Tuesday that Billingsley will undergo the dreaded elbow operation known as Tommy John...
Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday night.
Billingsley, originally injured last August, is expected to be sidelined for a year but could start physical therapy in seven to 10 days, according to the LA Times.
Team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the 90-minute procedure.
In his only two starts of the 2013...
Dodgers got some bad news on Tuesday when the club revealed that Chad Billinglsey will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss 12 months.
After an up-and-down 2012, Billingsley finally started to show signs of the player the Dodgers had signed to a 3-year, 35-million deal the year prior. From July 23 to Aug. 19 of last season Billingsley went on...
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery this week and miss the rest of the season.
The Dodgers made the announcement Tuesday, a day before the right-hander was set for the elbow operation in Los Angeles. The team said it typically takes about 12 months to return to competition.
Billingsley was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts this season. He was...
Bad news for Dodgers folks across the world as pitcher Chad Billingsley who was injured in his last start now will undergo Tommy John surgery ending his season. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported the need for surgery first.
According to Eye on Baseball:
Billingsley will undergo the procedure on Wednesday. As a consequence, he’ll miss the remainder of the 2013 season...
Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed starting pitcher Chad
Billingsley requires Tommy John surgery, which will sideline him for the
remainder of the season, the team has announced.
The Dodgers placed Billingsley on the disabled list over the
weekend after the veteran made two starts for the club. While his ERA sat at a
respectable 3.00 over 12 innings of work, he continued...
Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley underwent Tomy John surgery on Wednesday evening. The surgery to reconstruct the right handers elbow went as planned but will keep him out of action for the rest of the 2013 season.
Injured in his start on April 16, it was announce just days ago that Billingsly would require surgery.
It is uncertain if Billingsley will be ready for the start of next...
The Los Angeles Dodgers rotation received a big blow today as it was announced that starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John Surgery ending his season.
Near the end of last season there was a decision to be made whether Billinsgley would have Tommy John Surgery. The other option was getting prp (platelet-rich plasma) injections that could possibly prevent the need...
Well, that was quick. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will be out for the rest of the season. The team placed Billingsley on the DL on Sunday with pain in his right elbow, and the surgery was definitely a possibility.
This just beats home the point that instead of attempting to rehab an elbow injury that may require Tommy John...
Dodgers’ SP Chad Billingsley met with doctors today to review an MRI done on his bum elbow Saturday and confirmed the worst: Bills will require season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair a torn Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow. Surgery will be performed on Wednesday by Dodgers’ team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic in Los Angeles, CA...
It’s not a good time to be a pitcher for the Dodgers. With Zack Greinke and Chris Capuano already on the shelf with injuries, you thought things couldn’t get much worse for the Blue Crew until word came out that Chad Billingsley had to be placed on the 15 day DL with elbow soreness. That’s terrible news for Billingsley, in particular, because he was making an attempt to come...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a world of trouble, their starting pitchers are dropping like flies. Zack Greinke is sidelined for the next few months now this.
Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow, April 24. Recovery time is expected to be 12 months.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 23, 2013
Ben and Paul talk to Corey Dawkins about Chad Billingsley`s elbow, then discuss the Mariners` decision to start Robert Andino over Brendan Ryan and the state of Seattle`s organization.
After a brutal 6 game losing streak where it seemed like just about anything that could go wrong for the Dodgers did go wrong, the Dodgers stole one in Baltimore on Sunday.
Now, after a day of rest, the Dodgers bring their 8-10 record to Citi Field for a matchup with the New York Mets, who are 9-8 and come into this series 3 1/2 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League...
Alright, so the Cubs fans are panicking a bit and it is likely that this year’s team isn’t going to contend anyway. But how soon is too soon for a fire sale? I guess there’s no good answer for that, but teams probably have some kind of unwritten rule or guideline on when it’s okay to make a trade that won’t have fans freaking out too much.
Enter the Los Angeles Dodgers...