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The Dodgers hope that Josh Beckett can return to his past success.
The current rotation is filled with both veteran pitchers, and of course, their young ace in Clayton Kershaw. While the Dodgers' rotation as a unit may have underachieved as of late, they certainly have the ability to get the job done in any necessary absence in Billinglsey's recovery.
The remaining possibility of Josh Beckett returning to his form of old in his first full season with the Dodgers would make the rotation that much stronger moving forward.
If necessary, the club does have several prospects that could fight for the final spot in the rotation, including the likes of top prospect Zach Lee.
Still just 21 years old, Lee's climb up the organizational ranks has been a quick one. It is just a matter of time before he gets his chances in the big leagues, and an extended recovery from injury for Billinglsey might very well be that situation.
With the options and talent that the Dodgers do have in the starting pitching department, they should certainly make even more of a point of taking their time with Billingsley's recovery timeline.