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Billingsley gets back on the mound in rehab start

Right-hander eyeing return to rotation by end of April

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies right-hander Chad Billingsley pitched his first competitive game in about 10 months Friday.

He made a rehab start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in Allentown. Billingsley allowed four hits, three runs, one walk, two home runs and struck out four in 3 1/3 innings. He threw 58 pitches (39 strikes).

Billingsley, who is recovering from a pair of right elbow surgeries, could make two to three more rehab starts before potentially joining the Phillies' rotation before the end of the month.

Right fielder Domonic Brown went 0-for-2 with one strikeout in a rehab game with Class A Clearwater. He is 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in two games.

Outfielder Odubel Herrera said his left foot is finally OK after fouling a pitch off it Monday on Opening Day. But Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg decided to start Grady Sizemore in left field and Ben Revere in center field instead. Herrera appeared in Friday night's game against the Phillies as a pinch-runner in the seventh, scoring a run on Cesar Hernandez's pinch-hit two-run single, then played the final two innings in left field and grounded out in the eighth.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone. Follow him on Twitter.
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