Dodgers promote Billingsley, option Guzman

Updated: June 14, 2006, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased right-hander Chad Billingsley's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday, and said he will start in his major league debut Thursday against the San Diego Padres.

The 21-year-old Billingsley was 6-3 with a 3.95 ERA in 13 starts for Las Vegas.

To make room on the roster, infielder-outfielder Joel Guzman was optioned to Las Vegas.

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