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MLB Injury News:
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley appeared
in a minor league spring training contest yesterday, and he is ready to be part
of the team’s rotation – potentially in the first week of the regular season – according
to Eric Stephen of SB Nation.
The Dodgers don’t need a fifth starter until the 11th
game of the year, but Stephen notes that Billingsley could be worked into the
rotation earlier than that. The right-hander will be on the disabled list until
April 6 due to a fingernail injury he sustained while attempting to bunt during
an exhibition contest.
Billingsley threw 96 pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers’
Triple-A club yesterday, mixing in his curveball and not allowing a run over
his first six innings.
Billingsley was limited to 25 starts last season due to a
partial tear of his UCL ligament. Over 149 2/3 innings, the 28-year-old
maintained an ERA of 3.55 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.84.
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