Dodgers Place Chad Billingsley On Disabled List

Chad Billingsley of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wins-wise, Chad Billingsley is going through a rough season: 18 starts, and just four victories.

But otherwise, Billingsley's pitched about as well as ever, and actually sports the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.94) of his career. In his last two starts, he struck out 13 batters in 12 innings, while walking nobody.

That second start came 10 days ago, though; Tuesday, Billingsley hit the Disabled List. From the Dodgers:

The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation (retroactive to July 8) and recalled right-hander Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to make tonight's start against the Phillies. Billingsley was 4-9 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts this season and is eligible to return from the DL on July 23.

Fife, who's starting against Philadelphia Tuesday night -- with Roy Halladay coming off the D.L. to start for the Phillies -- hasn't exactly been wowing the Pacific Coast League this season, with a 4.53 ERA in 18 starts. But Fife does throw a lot of sinking fastballs, which might at least give him a decent chance to survive for five or six innings in his major-league debut.

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