Dec 11, 2014, 9:30 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Nov 11, 2014, 3:55 PM EST
Arizona has an APB out for him.
Oct 31, 2014, 7:35 PM EST
Chad Billingsley is now a free agent after the Dodgers declined their club option for the 2015 season.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Oct 27, 2014, 11:04 AM EST
The second big front-office defection of the offseason for the Dodgers.
Sep 24, 2014, 5:06 PM EST
Shocker: Plaschke has a serious double standard when it comes to Mr. Puig.
Jun 16, 2014, 9:01 PM EST
Chad Billingsley was hoping to make it back from Tommy John surgery this season, but now he’ll have to wait until 2015 for the opportunity to throw another pitch in the major leagues.
Jun 13, 2014, 10:40 PM EST
Chad Billingsley is injured again. And he could undergo surgery again.
Jun 12, 2014, 9:20 AM EST
As of last week Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley was making steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but his minor-league rehab assignment has been shut down after he complained of elbow soreness.
Jun 7, 2014, 4:40 PM EST
Chad Billingsley, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2013, will take another step towards returning to the Dodgers on Sunday when he begins a rehab assignment.
May 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Last month Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley had to stop his minor-league rehab assignment for Tommy John surgery due to a setback, but he returned to the mound yesterday by throwing a simulated game.
Apr 6, 2014, 9:40 PM EST
An injured Dodger tried to take another step towards returning on Sunday.
Mar 21, 2014, 11:05 PM EST
We’re mere hours away from the official start of the regular season, when the Dodgers and Diamondbacks will square off in Australia. The Dodgers have made some last-minute roster decisions which includes 27-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero making the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers have placed Matt Kemp, Josh Beckett, and Chad Billingsley on the…
Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…
Feb 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
The Dodgers made a depth signing when they agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal Saturday evening. With Dan Haren suffering from back and shoulder issues over the past two seasons, and with Josh Beckett working his way back from shoulder surgery last July, the Dodgers needed a fallback option in the event either or…
Feb 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EST
If these tweets from Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times are any indication, it looks like the Dodgers and free agent left-hander Paul Maholm have reached agreement on a contract: Locker for "Maholm" in #Dodgers clubhouse. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) February 8, 2014 Paul Maholm went in and out of the #Dodgers clubhouse. Evidently,…
Feb 5, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
I’ll be dipping into my Rotoworld player projections from time to time for HBT posts. Here’s the first of this year: my ranking of each five-man rotation as we head into 2014. Before actually posting my 1-30, I’ll start with my raw ERA rankings by league. A couple of qualifications: I’m only using the top…
Jan 15, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
The Dodgers may have just locked up starter Clayton Kershaw for the price of $215 million over seven years, but they may not be spending yet. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers could still add more pitching. Getting involved on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would require approval from ownership, but they could…
Nov 24, 2013, 9:49 PM EST
Ken Rosenthal is reporting on Twitter that the Dodgers and free agent starter Dan Haren have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with a 2015 option that vests at 180 innings pitched. The deal is pending a physical. Haren, now 33 years old, had a shaky first half of the 2013 season with the…
Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 AM EST
After 36 starts and 255 stellar innings, Clayton Kershaw finally let the Dodgers down on Friday, giving up seven runs in three-plus innings in Game 6 loss to the Cardinals. The defense played a role, but Kershaw was the first to admit afterwards that he just wasn’t his usual self. Maybe it was a bad…
Jun 26, 2013, 11:29 PM EST
Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com says the Dodgers and Marlins are engaging in trade talks involving Ricky Nolasco. While rotation depth was supposed to be a major strength for the Dodgers this year, the team has lost Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett to injury and has gotten little from Ted Lilly so far. The team’s rotation…
Apr 27, 2013, 5:32 PM EST
During spring training, much was made of the Dodgers’ unusual surplus of starting pitchers. However, less than one month into the season, they are proving the old adage that you can never have enough. According to Pedro Moura of the Orange County Register, the Dodgers have placed Stephen Fife on the 15-day disabled list with…
Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
Cuts like a knife … Chad Billingsley‘s Tommy John surgery went as expected yesterday. Will begin physical therapy in 7-10 days. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 25, 2013 These things are pretty routine these days, of course. Unlike that Elton John surgery some people were talking about on Twitter yesterday. That one is tricky, even…
Apr 23, 2013, 4:46 PM EST
Chad Billingsley was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in August of last season, but opted for rehab and platelet-rich plasma injections instead of Tommy John surgery. He was able to get healthy enough to make two starts this season and actually posted a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings, but he was placed…
Apr 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EST
Chad Billingsley was scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Camden Yards. But that’s not going to happen. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Billingsley has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with discomfort in his pitching elbow. Stephen Fife has been…
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