Dodgers, Billingsley talking new contract

The Dodgers and right-hander Chad Billingsley are discussing a three-year extension that could keep him under contract at least through 2014 with an option for the 2015 season.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that the new deal would be worth at least $30 million overall.

Billingsley, who went 12-11 with a 3.57 ERA in 2010, is signed through this season at $6.275 million and is eligible to become a free agent in 2013.

The Dodgers' first-round draft pick in 2003, Billingsley is 59-41 with a 3.55 ERA in a major league career that began in 2006.

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