Originally written April 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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 to be hampered by elbow issues which caused Los Angeles to shut him down. Billingsley was diagnosed with a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in August. He could have elected to undergo Tommy John at the time, but he instead went the route of platelet-rich plasma injections and rehab. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn’t. Unfortunately for Billingsley and the Dodgers, this time it didn’t. The Dodgers entered the season with more pitchers than they knew what to do with, but the rotation and depth have been decimated by injuries. Los Angeles entered the spring with Billingsley, Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Josh Beckett, Chris Capuano, Aaron Harang and Ted Lilly. Injuries have since removed Greinke, Capuano and Billingsley from the picture, while Harang was traded. At this point, the Dodgers will proceed with a rotation consisting of Kershaw, Lilly, Ryu, Beckett and Stephen Fife. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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