Tag Archives: Chad Billingsley

Bill Plaschke moralizes over Kevin Towers, forgets that he called for beanball wars himself

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Most seem to hate it when Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times gets up on his perch to crow about something or other, partially because it’s so smug and holier-than-thou in execution, but also partially because he’s wildly inconsistent and regularly hypocritical. The latter reason is something that was especially noticeable today, as he riffed on Diamondbacks GM Kevin ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley & Kemp return, Puig injury worry, Billingsley feels like new

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Hanley Ramirez has resumed baseball activities. The shortstop hit off a tee and did fielding exercises on Monday for the first time since he last played Thursday. He was back in the starting lineup yesterday and looked like his normal self, going 1-2 with 3 BB. His health will be instrumental in how far the Dodgers go in the postseason. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley wants back in, Kemp on the cusp, Ethier hobbled, Capuano setback

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Hanley Ramirez left Thursday’s game with tightness in his left hamstring. It’s the same injury that felled HanRam earlier this year. Ramirez left the game after six innings for what the Dodgers called precautionary reasons with mild tightness in his left hamstring, the same injury that sidelined the shortstop for 28 games on the disabled list in May and June. ... Read More »

Making Moves: Ellis/Hairston hit DL, Bills to 60-day, T-Fed/Van Slyke recalled, Stripling promoted

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Mark Ellis finally hit the 15-day DL, being placed on it Monday retroactive to April 27. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move. It took the Dodgers about a week longer than it should have, but as expected Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right quad. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke throwing from 90 feet, Lilly is old and busted, Castellanos hurt at AAA

Zack Greinke is throwing from 90 feet in his recovery effort from a broken collarbone. The Dodgers have been encouraged by Zack Greinke’s recovery from a broken left collarbone, and the right-hander is already throwing less than three weeks removed from surgery. Greinke threw from 90 feet before Monday’s game against the Rockies. He had surgery on April 13 and ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke starts throwing, Hanley rehab, Ellis MRI, Fife hurt because … why not?

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Stephen Fife is having shoulder problems, because why wouldn’t he with the way the injuries have been going for the Dodgers. Stephen Fife, who was scheduled to start Saturday night against the Brewers, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis. Matt Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will make his major league debut in place ... Read More »

Making Moves: Ted Lilly returns to claim his throne + team signs 7, loans 3

Ted Lilly will make his first start of the season on Wednesday, replacing the injured Chris Capuano, who had replaced the injured Zack Greinke. Ted Lilly will start Wednesday night’s game against the Mets, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Friday. Lilly replaces the injured Chris Capuano, who previously replaced the injured Zack Greinke. “That’s our plan,” said Mattingly. “Obviously, he’s got ... Read More »

Making Moves: The aftermath of a brawl + a wild Sean Burroughs appears!

The Zack Greinke/Carlos Quentin/Dodgers/Padres debacle led to a lot of discussion and a couple of suspensions/fines: one for Quentin and one for Jerry Hairston Jr. While Zack Greinke is expected to miss eight weeks after surgery to repair his broken left collarbone, Carlos Quentin of the Padres will miss eight games. Jerry Hairston, who ran toward the Padres dugout after ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke out 8 weeks, Hanley’s cast comes off, Jansen’s heart back to normal

Zack Greinke has a broken left collarbone because Carlos Quentin is an imbecile. The initial timetable is eight weeks following surgery, and Greinke has traveled back to LA to visit with team doctor Neal ElAttrache and go under the knife. A CT scan of the left clavicle showed that Greinke needs a rod placed to stabilize and align the fracture. ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Kemp’s shoulder fine, Billingsley ready, Lilly … healthy, 13 on DL in minors

While Don Mattingly believes Matt Kemp‘s shoulder may be a mental hurdle he’ll have to get past, he and the Dodgers staff are not concerned about it affecting Kemp physically, as the injury hasn’t cropped back up after off-season surgery and there have been no lingering side effects. “He may be thinking about [the shoulder], but it doesn’t seem like ... Read More »

Dodgers deal Aaron Harang for Ramon Hernandez, add depth, pay another to play elsewhere

Yesterday, the Dodgers dealt Aaron Harang to the Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez and effectively cleared room in their bullpen for the return of Chad Billingsley on Wednesday. The Dodgers on Saturday made official their trade of pitcher Aaron Harang and cash to the Rockies for catcher Ramon Hernandez. Oddly enough though, the Rockies designated Harang for assignment immediately, so ... Read More »