Chad Billingsley SP LAD 2 Days

Chad Billingsley will receive a PRP injection in his right elbow on Wednesday and hopes to resume throwing next week.

Billingsley has had a couple setbacks with his surgically-repaired elbow and was recently diagnosed with tendinitis. He had been hoping to return to action in early May, but that's not going to happen.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 7 Days

Chad Billingsley is dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow.

The good news is that there's no ligament damage in the elbow. Billingsley had a bullpen session Tuesday cut short due to discomfort in the elbow. He'll be backed off from his throwing program, so obviously his timetable for return moves back as well. It's unclear what that timetable looks like right now.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 9 Days

Chad Billingsley has been sent for a dye-MRI on his right elbow after a bullpen session Tuesday was cut short due to renewed discomfort.

It's the second setback he's had recently, as Billingsley felt something in his elbow just over a week ago during his first rehab start. He was cleared of any structural damage the first time around, but the Dodgers are injecting dye into his elbow this time to get a better look. Obviously the odds of him returning as hoped in early May are totally up in the air.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 16 Days

Chad Billingsley has been told that the pain he felt in his right elbow during his first rehab start Sunday is simply scar tissue coming loose.

It's a pretty coming thing for pitchers coming back from Tommy John surgery. Billingsley will rest for a few days before being examined to see if he can resume throwing. It's a minor setback that could push back his timetable slightly but isn't anything to worry about over the long haul.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 17 Days

Chad Billingsley felt "a sensation" in his elbow during his first minor league rehab start on Sunday.

He underwent a series of tests after being removed from the game and checked out fine, but he will likely be held out of his next scheduled start for precautionary reasons. That would push back his timeline to return to the Dodgers until mid-May, as he's expected to need five rehab starts to build up his arm strength.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 20 Days

Chad Billingsley (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

The plan is for him to make five rehab starts, which would put him on pace to return in early May if all goes well. That timetable would likely put him ahead of Clayton Kershaw (back), who is expected to be out of action for at least another month. Billingsley had Tommy John surgery in late April of last year.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 25 Days

Dodgers placed RHP Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Billingsley is still making his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's been throwing off a mound for a while and could be an option for the Dodgers sometime in May.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 2 Months

Chad Billingsley (elbow) is aiming to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation in early May.

He had Tommy John surgery in late April last year, so it's a realistic target. However, as Billingsley noted himself, he hasn't even thrown to hitters yet and thus is a long ways away. The right-hander reached 91 mph during a bullpen session Wednesday and said his arm is feeling better every day.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 2 Months

Chad Billingsley (elbow) reached 91 mph during a bullpen session Wednesday.

The Dodgers' trainer instructed Billingsley to try not to exceed 85 mph during the session, but the righty went beyond that and felt good. "My arm feels better than it did a week ago when I started throwing breaking balls," said Billingsley. "I think throwing harder has helped me get extension and loosened up the flexor muscles." The right-hander is hoping to be available for the Dodgers around midseason.

Chad Billingsley SP LAD 2 Months

Chad Billingsley said he felt normal soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow after throwing breaking balls in Saturday's bullpen session.

It was expected after throwing breaking pitches for the first time in 10 months. Billingsley will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday. The right-hander is hoping to be available for the Dodgers around midseason.