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Dodgers activate Billingsley for start

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reinstated pitcher Chad Billingsley from the 15-day disabled list and named him the starter for Monday's matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Billingsley last pitched on July 7 at Arizona when he struck out five to reach the 1,000 career strikeout milestone before right elbow inflammation forced him to the DL.

The 27-year-old righty has pitched to a 4-9 record with a 4.30 earned run average over 18 starts for the Dodgers this season.

To make room for Billingsley, the club optioned pitcher Josh Wall to Triple-A Albuquerque. Wall, 25, made his major league debut on Sunday and picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief against the Mets.