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Ted Lilly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (42) / 1/4/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Fresno City (CA) CC
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 23 (0) / LA

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Ted Lilly has been hired as a special assistant for the Cubs front office.
Lilly, 38, announced his retirement from baseball in November. He will work with young players in Cubs camp during spring training and then help the organization with scouting for the draft. Lilly pitched 15 years in the major leagues -- four of them with the Cubs. Tue, Mar 4, 2014 12:38:00 PM

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Veteran left-hander Ted Lilly confirmed to Ken Gurnick of that he will retire.

This confirms a recent report in Venezuelan newspaper El Universal. "I am retiring," Lilly wrote in a text message. "I don't want to, but I think it is the realistic decision." The 37-year-old attempted to pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League after having the nerve endings on the right side of his neck cauterized by a spine specialist, but the discomfort hasn't subsided.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Ted Lilly told Andreina Salas Guzman of Venezuelan newspaper El Universal that he will retire from baseball.

Lilly recently had the nerve endings on the right side of his neck cauterized by a spine specialist, enabling him to pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League, but he's dealing with pain in his back and shoulder and feels like his days of pitching at a high level are over. "My body in general is telling me that I can't take any more," said Lilly. "I feel like I don't have the ability to continue at the Major League level." The 37-year-old left-hander has been limited to just 13 starts over the past two seasons. A two-time All-Star, Lilly will walk away from the game with a 130-113 record to go along with a 4.14 career ERA.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 02:42:00 PM

Ted Lilly recently had the nerve endings on the right side of his neck cauterized by a spine specialist.

The process involved the burning of his nerve endings by a large needle. Lilly's agent, Larry O’Brien, said the procedure has allowed the lefty to feel well enough to pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League. "That procedure has given him relief," O’Brian said. If Lilly can show that his neck issue is behind him and pitch well in Venezuela, the veteran lefty might find a few suitors this winter.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Ted Lilly will pitch for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League.

After being limited to eight starts in 2012 while coming back from shoulder surgery, Lilly started just five games this season due to a chronic neck injury. The neck ailment isn't going away, and he will turn 38 in January, but Lilly isn't ready to call it a career just yet. He'll surely have to settle for a non-guaranteed deal.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 01:14:00 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Giants have called off a deal with left-hander Ted Lilly.

Cotillo's source says the two sides "could not agree" on a designated callup date. Lilly was released by the Dodgers this weekend after posting a 5.09 ERA in 23 innings while battling chronic neck discomfort. He will presumably continue to look for a new team.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Giants have signed left-hander Ted Lilly to a split contract.

MLB Trade Rumors has confirmed the signing. Lilly was released by the Dodgers over the weekend after posting a 5.09 ERA and 18/10 K/BB ratio over 23 innings this season. The 37-year-old southpaw is slated to pitch for Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday night and could join the major league roster for the stretch run.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Dodgers released LHP Ted Lilly.

Lilly was designated for assignment last week and has now officially been released. The 37-year-old has a 5.09 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 18/10 K/BB ratio over 23 innings and will look to sign on with another team. Because he cleared waivers the Dodgers will be on the hook for the remainder of his $12 million salary.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 04:09:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Dodgers have placed Ted Lilly on unconditional release waivers.

Lilly was designated for assignment last week, so it shouldn't be long before he's given his official release. The 37-year-old southpaw has posted 5.09 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 18/10 K/BB ratio in 23 innings this season.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Dodgers designated LHP Ted Lilly for assignment.

Lilly had just been activated from the DL Wednesday after missing most of the last two months with a chronic neck issue. With a $13.5 million salary and major injury issues, he won't draw any interest on waivers. The Dodgers will just have to eat his salary, but they have better uses for a roster spot at this point. Lilly will be 38 before spring training next season, and his days as a useful pitcher are likely over.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 07:28:00 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Ted Lilly from the 15-day disabled list.

Lilly missed almost two full months with a back injury. The veteran left-hander will pitch out of the Dodgers' bullpen initially and carries no fantasy relevance.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 05:51:00 PM

Ted Lilly (neck) threw a simulated game Friday.

Lilly has been sidelined since June 5 with a neck injury and is expected to move to the bullpen when he returns from the DL. "He was pretty good," manager Don Mattingly said. "We'll see how he bounces back and then just kind of keep trying to form a plan for him to be ready."
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 09:19:00 AM

Ted Lilly (neck) has asked the Dodgers to move him into a relief role.

Lilly has a chronic neck ailment and has come to the realization that he just can't stay healthy enough to handle a starter's workload. "Ideally, I'd like to be a starter and be effective in that role," said Lilly. "I've had a hard time staying healthy. I pitched Saturday, and it was sore Sunday. Yesterday, it was pretty good." Lilly will throw a simulated game every other day starting on Wednesday to prep him for a relief role.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Ted Lilly (neck) was knocked around in his second rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Lilly also issued a walk, hit a batter and fanned seven during this outing. His health is more of a determining factor than the results, but the Dodgers now have Ricky Nolasco in tow and can be as patient as they want.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 11:55:00 PM

Ted Lilly (neck) will make a minor league rehab start Sunday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Lilly was been sidelined since early June with a nagging neck injury, but he has made steady progress since receiving an epidural injection. The veteran southpaw could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation before the All-Star break if all goes well.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 06:51:00 PM

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