Billingsley, out with a bruised right index finger, is expected to come off the disabled list next Wednesday and start against the Padres. His activation from the DL appears to be a foregone conclusion since he had no issues or setbacks in his 72-pitch rehab appearance Thursday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Billingsley appeared on his way to a strong 2012 when elbow issues derailed his season and ultimately limited him to 25 starts. In those 149.2 innings, Billingsley posted a solid 3.55 ERA, while his 7.7 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 were nice improvements over 2011 (7.3 and 4.0 respectively). The elbow is now healthy, as is the finger, and Billingsley's return would put the Dodgers at full strength in the rotation, with Chris Capuano assuming a bullpen role while Ted Lilly is still sidelined.
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