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Chad Billingsley needs Tommy John surgery, is done for the year

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Chad Billingsley needs Tommy John surgery, is done for the year

Chad Billingsley
Chad Billingsley
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Per various reporters on Twitter, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow. As a result of that surgery, Billingsley will be out for the rest of the 2013 season and the start of the 2014 season.


Chad Billingsley

#58 / Los Angeles Dodgers

6-1

240

Jul 29, 1984


This is the latest blow to the Dodgers' starting rotation. They went into the 2013 campaign with the best rotation depth in baseball, but after trading Aaron Harang, losing Zack Greinke to a broken collarbone suffered in the brawl with Carlos Quentin, and now the loss of Billingsley for the year, the Dodgers are in a position where they find their rotation significantly weakened.

Billingsley, 29, is under contract with the Dodgers through the 2014 season, and will make $11 million for 2013 and $12 million for 2014. There is a team option for the 2015 season of $14 million with a $3 million buyout.