The Dodgers placed right-hander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with an inflamed elbow flexor tendon, and they recalled Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque to start on Tuesday night in Billingsley's place.

The move to the DL will be retroactive to July 8, the day after Billingsley's most recent start. He will be eligible to return on July 23, and Billingsley said he has been told he will start that night against the Cardinals.

Manager Don Mattingly said on Monday night that he thought Billingsley would miss only one start, which Billingsley confirmed on Tuesday is still the plan.