Thursday, March 26, 2009

Billingsley nursing a sore groin

Chad Billingsley's injured groin may be worse than expected. He's already been scratched from his start Sunday against the Padres. He'll instead aim to throw a simulated Minor League game that day if he's feeling better.

This isn't exactly good news for the Dodgers. They're having a heck of a time finding a quality 5th starter since scrubs like Eric Milton, Shawn Estes, and Claudio Vargas are pitching like... well, scrubs. Now they're worried that their #3 guy won't be ready to pitch April 8 in San Diego.

He did throw 15 pitches today on flat ground, so I guess that's some progress. It would suck if he had to miss any time when the season starts, but if he does, hope that it's just one start and nothing more.

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