The right-hander has missed the entire season, and most of 2013, while recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery, and was aiming to return by early July.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this post misspelled Dr. Neal ElAttrache's last name as ElAtteache.
In a statement, the Dodgers said that the team and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the Tommy John surgery last year, are considering treatment options and that more information will be known in the next couple of days.
"It's hard to say what’s going to happen right now,” Dodgers manager
The 29-year-old has been with the major league club since 2006, and has gone 81-61 with a 3.65 earned-run average in that time.
The Dodgers weren’t holding a spot in the rotation for Billingsley, so there was potential for him to join the bullpen barring injuries or a drop in performance from current starters
Earlier in the day, the club announced that starting catcher
Also back in the starting lineup is shortstop
It wasn’t all good news. Infielder
"Ground-ball-wise, swinging the bat-wise, he looks pretty good," Mattingly said. "He's been doing a lot of different types of running, so we think he's not too far away, but it's not tomorrow."
Uribe has been on the disabled list since May 21, Mattingly said that his third baseman will need to get some at-bats before he takes the field again.
One place Uribe could do that is in Arizona, where the Dodgers’ rookie team plays. That’s where outfielder
Mattingly said that Crawford wasn't in Arizona to necessarily play in games, but to take part in programs that will allow him to get as many as 15 at-bats per day. The idea is for Crawford to get multiple at-bats in one day without actually having to play in a game, something Uribe could be doing soon, too.