LOS ANGELES -- Chad Billingsley had no issues to his injured right index finger during a Minor League rehab start on Thursday, and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that the right-hander will come off the disabled list to start on Wednesday in San Diego.
Billingsley pitched four innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga, striking out two while allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits, three walks and a hit batter. More important than his pitching line, Billingsley was not bothered by his bruised finger.
"It went well. I accomplished everything I needed to to get ready for my next start," Billingsley said on Friday at Dodger Stadium. "I've got no issues with the finger. I'm anxious to get back out there, compete and win some ballgames."
Billingsley was able to throw his curveball with no issues, something he was unable to do when he first injured his finger.
"I had a better feel with it," said Billingsley, who estimated he threw between 12-15 curveballs. "I threw it for strikes. It was good."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter and Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less