Dodgers’ Billingsley out for rest of season

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Dodgers’ Billingsley out for rest of season

NEW YORK - Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery this week and miss the rest of the season, the latest setback for the Los Angeles rotation.

“Just unfortunate,” manager Don Mattingly said before Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets.

Billingsley will have the elbow-ligament transplant operation Wednesday in Los Angeles. The team said it typically takes about 12 months to return to competition.

Billingsley was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts this season. He was scheduled to start Sunday in Baltimore, but instead was put on the 15-day disabled list because of elbow pain.

AP
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