Tag Archives: Chad Billingsley

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley probably back on April 10 + Elbert gets PRP, return unknown

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Chad Billingsley turned in an impressive minor-league outing on Friday in which he was able to throw his curve sans any finger or elbow issues. Manager Don Mattingly said Billingsley remains in his starting rotation, but it will just be a matter of when. The Dodgers don’t technically need a fifth starter until Apr. 13, their 11th game of the ... Read More »

Making Moves: Opening Day roster officially set, four head to DL + seven released

The Dodgers officially finalized their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 25-man roster, as broken down by position: Pitchers (12): Josh Beckett Ronald Belisario Chris Capuano (L) Zack Greinke Matt Guerrier Aaron Harang J.P. Howell (L) Kenley Jansen Clayton Kershaw (L) Brandon League Paco Rodriguez (L) Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) Catchers (2): A.J. Ellis Tim Federowicz Infielders (6): Luis Cruz Mark Ellis ... Read More »

Dodgers 2013 Opening Day roster appears set after team cuts 8

The Dodgers announced the cuts of eight players yesterday, moves that essentially set the Opening Day roster for the team. The club reassigned right-handers Kevin Gregg and Peter Moylan, utility man Alfredo Amezaga and catcher Matt Wallach to Minor League camp. In addition, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Alex Castellanos, right-hander Stephen Fife, utility man Elian Herrera and right-hander Josh Wall ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Billingsley on track, Crawford confident, Uribe still fat, Greinke bad but good

Chad Billingsley reported no pain in his injured finger following a minor-league start on Saturday. “In the past few days there haven’t been any issues with any tenderness. The only issue is with my curve ball because I spike it with my fingertip, which pushes the nail back into the finger,” Billingsley said. “I didn’t throw anything yesterday, and didn’t ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley surgery, out 2 months, Uribe says hi + Greinke & Billingsley pain-free

Hanley Ramirez needs surgery on his injured right thumb. Sources: Hanley needs surgery on his right thumb. #Dodgers. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 21, 2013 Lame. The timetable for Hanley is eight weeks following the surgery, meaning at-best we’re probably looking at mid-May for Hanley’s 2013 debut. Well … say hello to a starting left side of the infield featuring ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Hanley out weeks & set for MRI, Greinke ready, Bills hurts everything but elbow

Dodgers designated hitter third baseman first baseman shortstop Hanley Ramirez jammed his right thumb while diving for a groundball in the World Baseball Classic and he’ll get an MRI today at the Camelback Ranch. Your browser does not support iframes. His WBC manager and general manager gave differing takes on the severity of it. “I don’t think it’s bad,” Dominican ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke iffy for Opening Day, Crawford making progress, Bills still solid

Zack Greinke, who was out with elbow discomfort and forearm stiffness, received an injection after being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The team doctor gave Greinke an injection of platelet-rich plasma and anti-inflammatory medication. The pitcher has been prescribed rest for two to three days and then a return to a progressive throwing program. ElAttrache’s diagnosis confirmed an MRI taken ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Greinke’s elbow to be examined, Crawford’s slow progress, Guerra’s … groin

After previously reporting forearm tightness to the Dodgers, it’s been relayed that Zack Greinke is now dealing with elbow discomfort, which will force him to miss his latest Spring Training outing. “Doctors have ruled out serious injuries such as ligament damage,” wrote Gurnick, who called the move precautionary. “Greinke has told the club he’s dealt with similar elbow issues in ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Crawford’s setback, Billingsley & Kemp feeling good, Gwynn hamstrung

Carl Crawford took live batting practice against an actual pitcher for the first time since elbow surgery last August. However, yesterday he reported forearm soreness and was held out of batting practice and drills. Crawford, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last Aug. 23, took batting practice against live pitchers on Monday, but hasn’t been able to ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: The elbows of Billingsley, Crawford, and Elbert + Withrow’s nagging back

The Dodgers begin their 2013 Spring Training with a ton of injury concerns, and now that the whole team has reported, it’s time for an update on player statuses. No better way to start this off than with Chad Billingsley, who might be the biggest question mark of all even if the depth acquired has mitigated the consequences if he ... Read More »

Injury Roll Call: Guerra, Billingsley, Jansen updates + Hanley’s knee + Belisario exists

Rick Honeycutt provided a bunch of updates on the health of Clayton Kershaw, Javy Guerra, Chad Billingsley, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, and Kenley Jansen. “Clayton was great, outstanding,” said Honeycutt. “But he was outstanding his last three starts, so that wasn’t a surprise. Shawn Tolleson had a little back tightness, but he threw a ‘pen. So did Josh Wall and ... Read More »

ZiPS projects the 2013 Dodgers: Good but not great

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The 2013 projection for the Dodgers from Dan Szymborski‘s ZiPS system was released last week, and given that it’s probably my favorite forecasting tool, it’s worth a look to see how the team fared. Forecasting is not a complete science, obviously, and I’ll address some of the potential pitfalls as we go along, but it’s better to use objective tools ... Read More »