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  1. Vin Scully and the Sword of Damocles

    Apr 16, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Damocles

    Last night during the Padres-Dodgers game, Vin Scully casually — as if he were talking about the weather — wove the tale of the Sword of Damocles into the play-by-play of Chad Billingsley giving up a homer to Eric Stults. Here’s the verbatim play-by-play from the One-of-Five blog. As someone who often tries way too…

  2. Chad Billingsley set to join Dodgers’ rotation on Wednesday

    Apr 6, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley Getty

    Chad Billingsley‘s elbow was the major concern coming into spring training, but it was a bruised right finger suffered during a bunting drill which put him on the disabled list to begin the season. However, after Billingsley it through a minor league rehab start on Thursday, Quinn Roberts of MLB.com reports that he has been…

  3. Chad Billingsley ready to rejoin Dodgers’ rotation

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley should be ready to rejoin the rotation early in April. Eric Stephen, at SB Nation’s Dodgers blog True Blue LA, notes that Billingsley tossed six-plus strong innings in a Minor League game tonight, showing that he has overcome a fingernail injury sustained while attempting a bunt. Stephen also notes: Manager Don…

  4. Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to make MLB debut April 2 vs. Giants

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:27 PM EST

    ryu getty wide

    From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times: Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to make his major league debut April 2 in the Dodgers’ second game of the regular season. The Dodgers had the choice of starting either Ryu or Chad Billingsley on that day. But Billingsley’s pitching schedule has been altered, ruling him out … That April…

  5. Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians scout Chris Capuano in minor league game

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Chris Capuano

    Teams in need of starting pitching figure to pay close attention to the Dodgers this week. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians were in attendance to watch Chris Capuano throw in a minor league game this afternoon. Chances are they came away impressed with what they saw, as the…

  6. 2013 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

    Don Mattingly Reuters

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Will the big spending lead the Dodgers back to the postseason? It’s a…

  7. Dodgers could deal some starting pitching

    Mar 10, 2013, 8:34 PM EST

    Ted Lilly

    A group of geese is called a gaggle. A group of lions is called a pride. What do you call the Dodgers’ collection of starting pitching? With a rotation that already includes aces Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, as well as Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chad Billingsley, and Josh Beckett, the Dodgers are in a position to…

  8. Report: Brewers and Orioles scouted Dodgers’ right-hander Aaron Harang

    Mar 4, 2013, 7:58 PM EST

    Aaron Harang AP

    Assuming all continues to go well with Chad Billingsley‘s elbow, the Dodgers figure to explore possible trades for Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, who both project to begin the season in the bullpen. With that in mind, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Brewers and Orioles had scouts in attendance today as Harang threw…

  9. Chad Billingsley has first game action since rehabbing partially torn elbow ligament

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:33 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Today was a big day for Chad Billingsley, as he made his first appearance since he was shut down last August with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Billingsley was roughed up by the Cubs in the first inning, allowing two doubles, a home run and a single to the four…

  10. Chad Billingsley has had “no issues” with elbow rehab

    Feb 1, 2013, 5:47 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley Getty

    Chad Billingsley was shut down in August with a partially torn elbow ligament, but he avoided surgery and now the Dodgers right-hander is on track to be ready for spring training. “Tomorrow I’ll throw off a mound for the eighth time and I’ve had no issues,” Billingsley said during a radio interview yesterday, via Ken…

  11. Dodgers sign Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu for $36 million

    Dec 9, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

    Ryu Hyun-Jin

    For all of the bluster, there was never really any doubt this would get done: the Dodgers signed Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu just before the Sunday afternoon deadline. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that it’s a six-year, $36 million contract that includes an opt out after five years if Ryu tops a certain number of innings.…

  12. The National League is poised to have some excellent rotations

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez

    Even with Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez still up for grabs, the National League already seems set to sport some excellent rotations in 2013. How about this for the top four: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Dan Haren, Ross Detwiler Giants: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Ryan Vogelsong, Barry Zito Phillies: Roy…

  13. Dodgers could look to trade Chris Capuano or Aaron Harang

    Nov 12, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Chris Capuano

    If the Dodgers end up signing Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu they’ll have a rotation logjam and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes that the “most likely” starters to be shopped for a trade are Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang. Because the timing of a potential trade may depend on the health status of Ted Lilly and…

  14. Dodgers looking to add starting pitching, Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez “on their list”

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:14 PM EST

    Zack Greinke

    A potential reunion between the Dodgers and Hiroki Kuroda is one thing, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez are also “on their list” as Los Angeles looks to add starting pitching. Los Angeles’ payroll is already around $200 million, so making a serious run at Greinke or even Sanchez…

  15. Dodgers identify Rays’ James Shields as “No. 1 target”

    Oct 31, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    james shields getty

    According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles the Dodgers are looking to add another veteran starting pitcher with Chad Billingsley and Ted Lilly both question marks health-wise, and their “No. 1 target” is Rays right-hander James Shields. Tampa Bay picked up Shields’ option for 2013, because at $10.25 million it’s a no-brainer, and he’s…

  16. Chad Billingsley threw a simulated game yesterday, looks OK

    Oct 30, 2012, 10:30 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Chad Billingsley‘s season ended prematurely with a partial tear of an elbow ligament. He and the Dodgers decided to forego Tommy John surgery in favor of platelet-rich plasma injections.  So far so good, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times: Chad Billingsley pitched to hitters for two pain-free innings Monday, a sign that he may be…

  17. Chad Billingsley trying to avoid Tommy John surgery

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Chad Billingsley was ruled out for the season a while ago, but the Dodgers right-hander is trying to determine if he’ll need Tommy John elbow surgery and the 12-18 month recovery timetable that comes with it. Billingsley has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but was able to play catch regularly for the past week…

  18. Clayton Kershaw scratched, might need hip surgery

    Sep 15, 2012, 7:27 PM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    Clayton Kershaw was terrific while pitching with his sore hip Tuesday, but he wasn’t feeling well enough to give it another go Sunday against the Cardinals. The Dodgers scratched him today and announced that he’d see a specialist on Tuesday. Stephen Fife will pitch in his place in the finale of a four-game series. The…

  19. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 80-51

    Sep 6, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Here’s part two of the top 111 free agents list. Part one can be found here, and I’ll be posting the top 50 tomorrow. 80. Carlos Lee (1B Marlins – Age 36): Lee still hits a fair number of liners at age 36, but his home run total has dropped six straight seasons and he…

  20. Sore elbow puts Chad Billingsley on 60-day disabled list

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:52 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    As of a couple of days ago, the Dodgers were holding out hope that Chad Billingsley might be able to contribute as a reliever later this month. That dream is now dead, as he was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday. Left-hander Steven Rodriguez, a 2012 second-round pick who was…

  21. If Chad Billingsley is coming back this year, it’s likely as a reliever

    Sep 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Chad Billingsley is on the DL. Some think he may not come back at all. If he responds well to the platelet-rich plasma injection he had last week, however, he could come back as a reliever. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times spoke to Don Mattingly about that: As the comeback of Chad Billingsley drags…

  22. It’s closed-door meeting time for the Dodgers

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    You know who doesn’t have closed-door meetings? Teams on the right track: Immediately after the game, Mattingly held a closed-door clubhouse meeting that lasted several minutes so that the players, he said, could discuss “where we’re at and where do we want to go?” “We’ve got to do better,” Mattingly said. “I continue to believe…

  23. Chad Billingsley gets platelet-rich plasma injection in elbow

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Amid worries that Chad Billingsley will miss the remainder of the season after leaving his August 24 start with an elbow injury the Dodgers right-hander got a platelet-rich plasma injection yesterday. For now the team is calling Billingsley’s injury merely “inflammation,” but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com notes that “the PRP injection is generally used for…

  24. The Dodgers fear Chad Billingsley is out for the year

    Aug 30, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Last week Chad Billingsley was placed on the disabled list with an inflammation in his right elbow and it was said that he could be out “a while.”  “A while” could be the rest of the season. At least that’s what Stan Kasten, the Dodgers’ president and chief executive officer thinks. Dylan Hernandez reports that…

  25. Josh Beckett to debut Monday, Chad Billingsley out “a while”

    Aug 25, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

    dodgers logo

    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti announced to the media on Saturday that newly-acquired starter Josh Beckett is going to make his debut on Monday night against the Rockies, filling the rotation spot left vacant by a recent injury to right-hander Chad Billingsley, who is going to be sidelined for “a while.” This according to Dylan Hernandez,…

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