Chad Billingsley SP PHI 3 days ago

Billingsley (elbow) said the plan is for him to make three more rehab starts before joining the Phillies' rotation, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

That puts Billingsley on a schedule to join the Phillies in the first week of May. His next rehab start will come Monday or Tuesday.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 4 days ago

Billingsley (elbow) tossed five innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

Billingsley was sharp Wednesday, giving up no runs on two hits and posting a 3:2 K:BB ratio. It seems likely he will throw at least once more in the minors before the Phillies consider activating him, but he is getting close to being ready to join the big league rotation.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 1 week ago

Billingsley (elbow) said he felt good after making his first rehab start Friday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "Overall, I was happy with it," Billingsley said. "My curveball was good and my fastball was loose. I came out of it healthy, and that's a big plus."

Billingsley allowed three earned runs on four hits, including two home runs. He struck out four and walked one. His fastball topped out at 93 mph. He will make his next rehab start Wednesday.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Billingsley (elbow) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Billingsley is on track to join the Philadelphia rotation at some point in April, but his rehab assignment will likely entail at least two or three starts. Once he's ready, he'll likely replace Sean O'Sullivan, although Jerome Williams might be in some danger if he starts slow.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 2 weeks ago

The Phillies placed Billingsley (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the team's official site reports.

Billingsley is working his way back from surgery on the flexor tendon in his right arm. He is expected to join the Phillies' rotation before the end of April.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 2 weeks ago

Billingsley (elbow) struck out one batter over three shutout innings in a minor-league game Thursday, allowing one hit and one walk, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

While Billingsley only needed 40 pitches to get through three innings, it appears he won't have a chance to make an appearance in the Grapefruit League. He'll spend time at extended spring training and/or on a rehab assignment, with late April likely still the target. So long as the rehab assignment doesn't go too poorly, Billingsley should eventually claim a spot in the Phillies' starting rotation.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 3 weeks ago

Billingsley (elbow) pitched two scoreless innings Thursday in a minor league game against the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, the Phillies' official site reports.

Billingsley said afterward that his arm feels good. He is unsure if he will pitch in another minor league game or a Grapefruit League game next. The Phillies hope he can join their rotation before the end of April.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 4 weeks ago

Billingsley (elbow) is expected to throw 30-to-35 pitches in a minor league game Thursday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

Billingsley hopes to make a Grapefruit League appearance before the end of spring training, but he isn't expected to join the big-league rotation any sooner than late April. He threw 18 pitches in a minor league game over the weekend.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 4 weeks ago

Billingsley (elbow) threw 18 pitches in one inning during a minor league game Saturday, the Phillies' official site reports.

Billingsley is working his way back from surgery on the flexor tendon in his right arm. The Phillies hope to get him into a spring training game before the regular season begins. He won't be ready to join the rotation until late-April.

Chad Billingsley SP PHI 1 month ago

Billingsley (elbow) will pitch in a minor league game Saturday, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Billingsley will pitch in a game for the first time this spring, bringing him one step closer to a return to the major leagues. The Phillies previously said that Billingsley could join the big-league rotation by the end of April.