Report: Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley will undergo season-ending surgery

Monday June 16th, 2014

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) It will be another missed season for Chad Billingsley. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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

Billingsley elected for another surgery that will keep him from throwing for the next three months, reports J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News Group.

Billingsley, who missed the entire 2013 season, was working his way back from Tommy John surgery but was still hindered by lingering arm problems. A recent MRI revealed the pitcher had a torn flexor tendon and after discussing his options with his doctor, Billingsley made the decision to opt for surgery which wipes out any chance of him pitching in 2014.

Billingsley faces a six-month rehab process. 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.

Billingsley is 81-61 with a 3.65 ERA with the Dodgers who drafted him No. 24 in the 2003 draft.

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