Chad Billingsley's credibility got an endorsement in the form of a second MRI exam that confirmed an inflamed tendon in his right elbow.

Billingsley said Sunday he had been experiencing pain for "a couple weeks" but didn't tell the team until Saturday because the injury was not severe.

Turns out he was right.

"I was talking to him again today," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "It was almost like, `Told you there was nothing wrong - this is almost normal stuff.'