Monday, April 07, 2014

What The Heck, Let's Add Another Injury To The List

Billingsley emerged from the outback with a new elbow ligament and much more hair.

Clayton Kershaw, Josh Beckett, Brian Wilson, and Yasiel Puig are all hurt. So why not add Chad Billingsley to the Dodgers' long list of injuries (or at least, injury scares):

Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley, who missed most of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, had to come out of a Sunday rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga in his second inning.

"His first inning was really good," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He felt a little sensation [in his elbow] in the second inning. As a precaution, they got him out of there."

Billingsley returned to Dodger Stadium, where he was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache while the Dodgers were playing the Giants.

"We were concerned, but we got good news during the game," Mattingly said. "Doc looked at it, and felt good about it."

The Rancho Cucamonga start was one of five planned in Billingsley's road back to the big leagues. It's not known how this setback will alter that plan.

Steve Dilbeck of the LAT had a bit more on Bills, though it didn't make me feel any better:

“It gave us a little scare when we heard about it,” Mattingly said. “Then we got the good news during the game that [Dr. Neal ElAttrache] looked at it and felt pretty good about it. Hopefully this is just part of the process of him kind of getting where he has to go.”

Billingsley was only scheduled to throw 20-25 pitches. In his 1 1/3 innings, he was charged with two runs on one hit and a walk. He struck out one.


QuadSevens said...

As long as Sergio the ballboy isn't injured, we're ok.

Fred's Brim said...


Steve Sax said...

Sergio's frequent number changes always mKe me suspicious. Someone should check that "batboy"'s age

Fred's Brim said...

Sergio has always been a man, even when he was a boy