Billingsley acknowledged that his career is likely over, Michael Perez of the Crescent-News reports. Billingsley has had numerous surgeries on his elbow and has not been able to ramp up his throwing without feeling some pain. He has not given up on trying to pitch again, but at the moment it looks highly unlikely that he will be able to make a return to the majors.
Billingsley (elbow) became a free agent Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Billingsley made just seven starts for the Phillies this year, going 2-3 with a 5.84 ERA. He did not pitch after suffering a flexor strain in mid-July.
Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, the team announced. The move was made retoractive to July 19. Billingsley was diagnosed with mild flexor tendinitis in his arm, but there was no structural damage found during tests.
Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley is headed to the disabled list, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said on Monday, per the News Journal. Billingsley has tenderness in his flexor, and the team is awaiting test results. Amaro was concerned that the injury could end Billingsley's season.
Phillies starting pitcher Chad Billingsley tossed five scoreless innings in his start against the Marlins on Saturday. Billingsley gave up just four hits and was in command of the game before being pulled after five innings because he was experiencing soreness and tightness in his right elbow. He struck out two batters and gave up just one walk while picking up his second win of the season. Billingsley (2-3) now has a 5.84 ERA with 15 strikeouts and eight walks in 37 innings of work this season.
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