Chad Billingsley heading back to L.A. to have his elbow examined


Phillies pitcher Chad Billingsley will travel to Los Angeles to meet with his doctor and have his right elbow examined on August 6, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. Billingsley went back on the 15-day disabled list on July 20 (retroactive to the 19th) with discomfort in his right flexor tendon. It’s his second stint on the DL this year.

Billingsley missed most of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. In seven starts for the Phillies this year, he compiled a 5.84 ERA with a 15/8 K/BB ratio over 37 innings. He signed with the Phillies on a one-year, $1.5 million deal in late January, hoping to stay healthy and reestablish himself as a major league starter, but that hasn’t been the case, unfortunately for him.