The Dodgers are not holding a place in the starting rotation for Billingsley. They are happy with their current rotation of
"Chad is pretty much a starter, but it depends where we are at that time," Manager
Billingsley has not appeared in relief since 2009. He wants to start but said he is not anxious about whether there might be a spot in the rotation for him.
"It's not for me to be worried about," he said. "I'm worried 100% of my time about being able to get back and pitch."
Billingsley, 29, is scheduled to pitch a simulated game Tuesday. If all goes well, he would then make what he expects to be five minor league rehabilitation starts.
Billingsley abandoned a previous rehabilitation assignment in April, after complaining of discomfort in his surgically repaired right elbow. The condition was diagnosed as tendinitis and the tearing of scar tissue, he said.