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Chad Billingsley made a rehab start at Single-A

Apr 6, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

Chad Billingsley

Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley underwent Tommy John surgery in late April last season. After a rehab start at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, the right-hander is one step closer towards his return. Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register reports that Billingsley threw a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Billingsley did come out for the second inning, but was on a pitch limit, so he left after ten more pitches. Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports that Billingsley walked off with a trainer, but it is unknown at the moment if that was just precautionary or an indication of a serious issue.

[Update: Per Hernandez, Billingsley felt “a little sensation” in his elbow. Manager Don Mattingly says it is not a reason for alarm.]

With the assumption that nothing has gone wrong, Billingsley is on track to make five more rehab starts before becoming a candidate to rejoin the Dodgers’ starting rotation some time in May.

The Dodgers could use another solid arm in the rotation, as they are currently dealing with injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett.

  1. romestar82 - Apr 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    take ya tim Bigg’s

    • gloccamorra - Apr 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      It Seems like a bit of a rush, doesn’t it? Aren’t they doing rehab for a year, then soft toss, long toss, then bullpen sessions before facing live hitting?

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