Found April 23, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
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 a tear, going 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA in 41.2 innings pitched. The next game, however, Billingsley aggravated the same elbow that landed him on the DL and he went on to miss the final month of last season. This offseason, Billingsley avoided Tommy John surgery and underwent injections of platelet-rich plasma and rehab, and was confident after experiencing no issues this spring. On Sunday, Billinglsey, who started the season on the DL with a bruised finger, joined Zach Greinke and Chris Capuano as the third starting pitcher to head to the DL in a nine-day span after experiencing pain and tightness in his elbow. Suddenly that stacked starting rotation is starting to look bleak. This season Billinglsey was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts, and he's a career 81-61 in his eight-year career with the Dodgers. See the tweet released by the Dodgers below: 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

Los Angeles Dodgers as expected; and the unexpected

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...

Chad Billingsley out for 2013 season, slated to have Tommy John surgery

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...

Billingsley's Tommy John surgery successful

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 RHP Billingsley to have Tommy John surgery

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...

Dodgers' Chad Billingsley hits DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the disabled list with right elbow soreness, leaving them short of options for their starting rotation over the next couple of weeks. Ken Gurnick of reported that manager Don Mattingly was concerned that the discomfort was linked to last year's problem, when Billingsley missed the last two months...

Chad Billingsley Placed on 15-Day Disabled List

MLB News: The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed pitcher Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list because of pain in his right elbow. The designation is retro active to his last start which was on April 16th. Chad’s elbow has been giving him trouble for quite some time and had been rumored to be considering Tommy John Surgery. If he does elect for surgery, his year is over. Fantasy...

Dodgers’ Chad Billingsley requires Tommy John surgery

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 Billingsley underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday

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...

Chad Billingsley to undergo Tommy John surgery

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...

Chad Billingsley To Miss Season

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...

Dodgers’ Chad Billingsley Out for Season, Will have Tommy John Surgery

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...

Dodgers’ Chad Billingsley Hits DL With Elbow Soreness, Tommy John Surgery Next?

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Dodgers Pitcher Chad Billingsley to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

  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  

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 189: Should Chad Billingsley Have Had Surgery Sooner?/Brendan Ryan, Robert Andino, and the Mariners by Ben Lindbergh and Paul Sporer

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.

Series Preview: Dodgers at New York Mets (April 23-25)

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...
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