The 22 year old Zach Lee makes his Catcus League start on Friday afternoon for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are extremely excited to watch Lee pitch, as he was invited to Spring Training by the Dodgers this year. Lee has all of the tools to pitch in MLB, however must continue to fine tune his pitches. He overcame an injury to his lat muscle, which enabled him to miss his first scheduled bullpen session.
The Dodgers will be observant of his pitch count, and as Lee continues to develop. He could see some action in the very near future at the next level for the Dodgers, but now the team is focused on their other starters in Paul Maholm and Josh Beckett.
Billingsley injured his index finger during Spring Training at Camelback Ranch, needed another outing before he is scheduled to make his debut against the San Diego Padres on April 10th. His injury allowed Dodger management to delay the movement of Aaron Harang, who has been strongly rumored to be on the trading block.
Billingsley noted that he needed another start before his debut for the Dodgers, after his six inning start at Camelback Ranch on Friday.
“It shouldn’t take long at all. It’s been almost two weeks. I just want to get a better feel for it,” said Billingsley.
Look for the Dodgers to place Billingsley in the rotation between Josh Beckett and Zack Greinke. His health is key to this power rotation, as the Dodgers make a run at the World Series and NL West division this season.