Clearing up Billingsley

Chad Billingsley (groin) did not throw his scheduled bullpen session on Thursday, but will throw in a simulated game on Sunday instead of making his scheduled start.

Torre said that was more because pitching coach Rick Honeycutt wanted to monitor the bullpen session, and Honeycutt was in Tucson for the game against the Rockies, than a new setback with his injury. Billingsley is now supposed to throw a bullpen session today.

LHP Eric Stults will start on Sunday, followed by promising youngster Josh Lindblom.

Claudio Vargas, who was roughed up for four runs in one inning on Wednesday, experienced elbow discomfort on Thursday, but Torre said it was due to a change in the way he was gripping his slider, than related to his past elbow injury.

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  • Brooklyn Dodger

    I live in NY, so I saw Cladio Vargas get knocked around last year (including, I believe by the Dodgers) when he was with the Mets. I think it’s a lot more than his elbow.

  • Old Brooklyn Fan

    Hopefully it looks like we are separating the good from the bad. Just need Billingsley to mend.

  • crzblue

    Vargas has given up 6 homeruns this Spring.

  • scuzmore

    Ramona, you’re spoiling us. The powers that be ought to leave you on this blog and let someone who so obviously doesn’t like his job look for another. I’ll bet you can even post pictures. That was one indicator of just how much effort he puts into this job…

  • phillydodger

    hi ramona – great job this week keeping us all up on the latest…

    really liking this lindblom. he looks like a better broxton than the one we have. even has a changeup to go with a plus fastball!