Chad Billingsley Injury Update: Dodgers Pitcher Could Miss Extended Time

LOS ANGELES CA - JULY 21: Chad Billingsley #58 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants on July 21 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles California. Billingsley pitched a complete game shutout as the Dodgers won 2-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers GM Ned Colleti announced that Chad Billingsley may be missing time after injuring his right elbow.

Chad Billingsley may be "out for a while" according to Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti, as reported by SB Nation's Eric Stephens. The GM mentioned Billingsley in a press conference to announce the blockbuster nine-player trade between the Dodgers and the Red Sox that brought Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to Los Angeles.

Billingsley has been on the day-to-day disabled list with a reported "sore arm." His last outing was Aug. 24, when he went just 3 1/3 innings against the Miami Marlins. The 28-year-old right-hander left the game after feeling pain in his right elbow. Billingsley's injury may have given the Dodger front office extra motivation to get a deal done involving Beckett.

As a full-time starting pitcher for the past five seasons, Billingsley has been effective for the Dodgers. This year he is 10-9 with a 128 strikeouts in 25 starts.

For more on the Dodgers, visit True Blue LA. For updates on all things Major League Baseball, be sure to head over to SB Nation's Baseball Nation.


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