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Billingsley (elbow) called himself ahead of schedule after throwing two simulated innings Friday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Billingsley will not pitch in a Grapefruit League game until after he pitches to live hitters in batting practice. That could happen in seven to 10 days. He will throw his next bullpen session Monday.

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Billingsley "looked really good" in his side session 3-to-4 days ago and will be evaluated as spring training goes along, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Billingsley was initially slated to return at the end of April, but it appears he could be progressing towards and earlier date. "He looked real good in his side (session) and he feels good," manager Ryne Sandberg said. "I think there will be a little bit of a build up there as he has his sides and gets into spring training games. In some regards it's hard to gauge right now; it's just evaluating him as he goes." Billingsley signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Phillies in the offseason, and could be an option for the starting rotation in 2015 if he can remain healthy and regain his form from before the injury.

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The Phillies do not expect Billingsley (elbow) to be ready to pitch in the majors until late April or early May, the team's official site reports.

Billingsley is recovering from right flexor tendon surgery that he had last June. He could join the Phillies' rotation when healthy and is a candidate to be traded midseason.

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Billingsley (elbow) has reached an agreement to sign with the Phillies,'s Todd Zolecki reports.

After missing the entire 2014 season in the wake of April 2013 Tommy John surgery, Billingsley will hope to take the mound in a game for the first time in nearly two years. He underwent flexor tendon surgery back in June, and while the questions about his health are obviously substantial, Billingsley did well to land with a team that lacks depth in the rotation. Health permitting, he figures to compete for a spot in the starting rotation.

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The Phillies are showing serious interest in signing Billingsley (elbow), CSN Philly reports.

Billingsley has missed most of the last two seasons due to elbow problems. He is reportedly health and is a worthwhile gamble for the rebuilding Phillies.

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Billingsley's option for 2015 was declined by the Dodgers on Friday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Billingsley was owed $14 million but the Dodgers decided to pay the buyout of $3 million instead. He is now a free agent and can shop his services elsewhere.

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Chad Billingsley underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

Billingsley will begin rehabbing in 12-14 days and is expected to need a total of eight months to recover. With that timetable, he seems likely to get a late start in spring training. Billingsley has made just two starts over the last two seasons due to elbow issues.

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Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending surgery to repair torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

It's a rough break for the right-hander, as he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery but couldn't ever get over the hump. Obviously, now we know why. Billingsley won't throw for three months and is facing a six-month rehab process overall. He will be a free agent this winter after the Dodgers give him a $3 million buyout. The righty has made just two starts over the previous two seasons.

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Chad Billingsley (elbow) is unlikely to pitch in 2014.

After being diagnosed with a partially torn flexor tendon in his right elbow, Billingsley feels as though he's most likely finished for the season.

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Chad Billingsley has been diagnosed with a partially torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.

While it's an encouraging sign that an MRI revealed no damage to his surgically-repaired UCL in his right elbow, it's unclear what the next step will be for Billingsley to deal with the new ailment. At this point, it's unlikely that Billingsley will pitch for the Dodgers this season.