by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said starting pitcher Ted Lilly, who will be available out of the bullpen through Tuesday, will return to the rotation Saturday against the Cardinals, according to MLB.com. Lilly is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two starts this season.
That said, he'll be used out of the bullpen for at least the next few days.
Ted Lilly activated from DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly has been activated from the disabled list.
The move was expected, as manager Don Mattingly said Sunday. The team sent pitcher Matt Magill down to make room for Lilly. It's unclear if Lilly will be used as a starter or in the bullpen. He has a 5.63 ERA in eight innings this year.
Ted Lilly coming off the DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told the Orange County Register Saturday that he expected pitcher Ted Lilly to be activated from the disabled list Monday. Lilly has been out since April 29 with a strained rib cage and has been saying he's ready to return since throwing five innings in his latest minor-league rehab start.
Lilly's role has yet to be determined, but it seems likely that he will pitch out of the bullpen to start.
Lilly pitched five innings in his latest minor-league rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday. He reported no signs of trouble with his rib cage after Wednesday's outing. He has accompanied the Dodgers on a six-game road trip, starting Friday at Atlanta.
Lilly is expected to pitch a bullpen session Friday before the team makes its next move. If he does not need a second rehab start, he would likely return to the rotation as early as May 25 when the Dodgers return home to play a three-game series against the Cardinals.
Ted Lilly makes rehab start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly, who is on the 15-day disabled list, made a rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday night. He allowed four runs on five hits with three walks over five innings of work. The left-hander also struck out three.
Lilly has been sidelined since April 29 due to back and neck injuries.
Ted Lilly to make rehab start Wednesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly will make a rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. The left-hander is recovering from back and neck injuries.
Ted Lilly nearing rehab assignment
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly could begin a rehab assignment in the next week, MLB.com reported Monday.
Lilly threw a bullpen session Saturday for the first time since receiving an injection in his right rib cage April 30.
"I think Teddy's feeling pretty good," manager Don Mattingly said before Monday's game against the Nationals. "He's not feeling anything with his neck or his side right now. So we're moving where we want to go with him."
Ted Lilly throws first 'pen session since injection
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Dodgers injured pitcher Ted Lilly threw a bullpen session Saturday for the first time since he received a cortisone injection in his right rib cage on April 30.
Lilly went 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two starts before landing on the disabled list with back and neck injuries.
Ted Lilly set to throw bullpen session Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly, who began his throwing program Wednesday, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, according to MLB.com.
Lilly went 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA through his first two starts before landing on the disabled list with back and neck injuries. He has been sidelined since April 30.
Ted Lilly begins throwing program
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly, on the 15-day disabled list, began his throwing program on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. The left-hander threw off a mound for the first time since receiving an injection in his right rib cage on April 30.
"We'll see what that does for him," manager Don Mattingly said.
Dodgers place Ted Lilly on DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) The Dodgers have placed pitcher Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list with back and neck injuries.
Lilly, who received a cortisone injection in his rib cage recently, originally was scheduled to start Saturday against the Giants. Matt Magill will take his place in the rotation for now.
Lilly went 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA through his first two starts before landing on the DL.
Ted Lilly making progress, still questionable for Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly was able to play catch Wednesday, and is feeling better after receiving a cortisone injection in his rib cage.
Lilly would have to throw a bullpen session Thursday if he wants to make Saturday's scheduled start. It's not clear if Lilly will feel good enough to throw his bullpen. Manager Don Mattingly seemed to leave things open-ended, and wasn't willing name a starter for Saturday's game. If Lilly can't go, Matt McGill would likely get the start.
Matt Magill likely to replace Ted Lilly again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com on Wednesday that Ted Lilly's status for Saturday's start against the Giants was "still kind of up in the air."
Lilly, who received a cortisone injection in his right ribcage Tuesday, would have to throw a bullpen session before Saturday to be a candidate to start. If he's unable to go, Matt Magill will likely replace the left-hander.
"If it's not him it would be Magill," Mattingly said.
Magill allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in his major-league debut against the Brewers last week.
"He's a guy that just seems to be under control," Mattingly said. "He's a guy that you can just see his precision really in his work. He's been a guy that has to locate. He's kind of constantly getting better. A couple years ago, we didn't hear very much about Matt Magill. He just started to get on the radar. He just keeps working and getting better."
Ted Lilly receives injection
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly received a cortisone injection in his right rib cage Tuesday and will not throw for two days, The Los Angeles Times reports. The left-hander will then be re-evaluated.
Lilly dealt with back and neck tightness in his previous outing and is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in two starts.
Ted Lilly scheduled for MRI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly is scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday after lasting just three innings Monday against the Rockies because of back and neck tightness, per the Los Angeles Times.
"I think I have a few things to be concerned about," Lilly said. "That (back) being one of them, and just ineffectiveness. There are a lot of guys in the clubhouse who aren’t feeling as good as they’d like to, you still expect to get the results you’re looking for."
Ted Lilly shelled in first loss
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly was roughed up during Monday's series opener against the Rockies. Lilly, who made his second start, allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits over just three innings.
The left-hander surrendered two long balls during his brief outing -- both in the first inning, including a solo shot off the bat of Dexter Fowler. Wilin Rosario added a three-run blast later in the frame, giving the Rockies an early 4-0 lead.
Lilly was pulled after throwing 71 pitches -- 48 strikes -- and finished with two walks and two strikeouts, while falling to 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA. The veteran will look to get back on track when he faces the Giants Sunday night at San Francisco.
Lilly is 0-2 with a 9.67 ERA in his last two starts at AT&T Park.
Ted Lilly looks like a starter
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly looked excellent in his first start of the season, striking out seven in five innings of one-run ball against the Mets Wednesday. He shut down the league's highest-scoring team, and should have an even easier time of things in Week 5 (April 29-May 5), thanks to some solid matchups. Our Al Melchior has Lilly ranked at the bottom of the top-70 in his Week 5 pitching planner, with a pair of starts on the way.
Lilly is set to take on the Rockies at home before facing the Giants in San Francisco. He has a career 3.71 ERA at Dodgers Stadium, though he has struggled with a 6.38 mark in four career starts at AT&T Park. Still, Melchoir likes his matchups in these pitcher-friendly venues enough to call Lilly a worthy low-end starting option in mixed-league Fantasy formats.
Ted Lilly Ks seven off DL
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly made his season debut on Wednesday night against the Mets and showed no signs of the shoulder issues that sidelined him. He allowed one run on six hits over six innings of work. The left-hander also struck out seven while walking two.
Lilly made it through his first four frames unscathed before giving up an RBI single to Ruben Tejada in the fifth. He threw 56 of his 86 pitches for strikes.
The 37-year-old left in line for the win but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead and the game went into extra innings.
Lilly is scheduled to pitch next on Monday against the Rockies. In two starts against Colorado last season, he went 2-0 with a 4.38 ERA.
Ted Lilly activated for Wednesday's start
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Dodgers starter Ted Lilly has officially been activated and will start Wednesday's game, the club announced.
Lilly struggled in his minor league rehab, as he went 0-3 with a 6.88 ERA in three starts. However, with the Dodgers' starting pitching ravaged by injuries, Lilly will get his shot in the majors against Matt Harvey and the Mets.
Lilly started eight games for the Dodgers in 2012 and allowed a 3.14 ERA with a 1.6 K/BB.
Ted Lilly set to return against Mets
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly will be activated off the disabled list to start next Wednesday against the Mets, MLB.com reports. The left-hander had been building up shoulder strength in the minors, where he went 0-3 with a 6.88 ERA in three starts.
Los Angeles has a void in the rotation with both Chris Capuano (calf) and Zack Greinke (collarbone) on the disabled list.
Ted Lilly ready to return to the majors
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Dodgers starter Ted Lilly is ready to return to the majors, assistant pitching coach Ken Howell told MLB.com Tuesday night.
As such, if Chris Capuano -- slated for an MRI on his injured calf in the next couple of days -- is unable to make his next start, the Dodgers are expected to activate Lilly from the disabled list in his spot.
Lilly has been rehabilitating from offseason shoulder surgery. He made his third rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga Tuesday, in which he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
Ted Lilly to get his shot after all?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly agreed to accept another rehab start Tuesday in Triple-A Albuquerque, after appearing at odds with the organization regarding his role. Lilly has said he wants to come off the disabled list and pitch, and he may have gotten his chance Tuesday due to an injury.
Chris Capuano started for the Dodgers Tuesday in place of Zack Greinke instead of Lilly, but he was forced to leave the game early after appearing to tweak something on a fielding play. That injury could open the door for Lilly to come back from the minors in time for Capuano's next turn in the rotation next Tuesday.
The team has yet to make any official announcements on Capuano's injury, but Lilly might be worth a speculative add in deeper Fantasy formats if Capuano is forced to miss time.
Ted Lilly to pitch at Triple-A again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly has accepted another rehab start and will pitch for Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.
The club would like the left-hander to continue to work his way back from shoulder issues down on the farm but Lilly said over the weekend that he is ready to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Ted Lilly standoff continues
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly remains in a limbo after declining a minor-league rehab start Saturday. Lilly, who thinks he has made enough progress in his recovery from shoulder surgery to come off the disabled list, could be designated for assignment, released or traded, MLB.com reports.
"We laid out a plan and Teddy doesn't want to be part of the plan. It's out of my hands," manager Don Mattingly said. "We didn't feel he was ready to pitch at the major-league level. For me, it's a baseball decision. It's nothing personal in any way, shape or form. We're giving him our baseball thoughts, what we think is best for him and the team."
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly thinks he has made enough progress in his recovery from shoulder surgery to come off the disabled list. The Dodgers, by tabbing Chris Capuano as Zack Greinke's replacement in the rotation, do not agree. An impasse exists in Los Angeles, and neither side seems to know what that means for Lilly's future with the team.
"We'd like him to go back out," manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com Saturday, when asked if Lilly is finished with his minor-league rehabilitation starts. "I'll go as far as that."
For his part, Lilly believes he is ready to join the major-league roster after making two rehab starts and throwing 90 pitches in his most recent. He has said he is willing to pitch out of the bullpen, a role with which the Dodgers do not seem comfortable.
"I feel good about getting hitters out, left-handed hitters, right-handed hitters, starting, relieving, whatever it is," he said. "What happens from here, I'm not exactly sure."
Lilly has refused to accept any further rehab assignments, leaving the Dodgers in the curious position of having a pitcher who claims to be healthy sitting on the disabled list. The Dodgers may end up having to trade or release Lilly, who is making $13.5 million this season.
Ted Lilly won't replace Zack Greinke
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) The Dodgers announced Saturday that Chris Capuano will join the rotation in place of Zack Greinke on Tuesday, meaning Ted Lilly's recovery from shoulder surgery will not continue at the major-league level just yet.
Lilly has been working his way back at the minor-league level, pitching as recently as Thursday at Triple-A Albuquerque. Lilly has thrown 12 innings in his rehab assignment so far, allowing 10 earned runs on 17 hits, with four home runs. He will likely be next in line to join the rotation, if Capuano falters or another spot opens up otherwise.
To add Chris Capuano or Ted Lilly?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/12/2013) With Aaron Harang out of the picture, Chris Capuano, currently working as a long reliever, is the most obvious choice to replace the injured Zack Greinke in the Dodgers rotation, right?
Remember Ted Lilly, that old guy who missed most of last year with a shoulder injury? Well, before that, he was one of the more reliable middle-of-the-rotation options in the National League, compiling a 3.54 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over the last four seasons. And he just threw 90 pitches in a minor-league rehab start Wednesday, leaving the Dodgers wondering what to do with him next.
Hmm. Capuano is already prepped for the bullpen and has been hit or miss throughout his career. Lilly hasn't pitched out of the bullpen in 10 years and has been mostly a hit during his career.
Granted, Jeremy Guthrie and Travis Wood might both be better options off the waiver wire at this stage of the season, but if I'm picking up a Dodger, I'm picking up Lilly.
Ted Lilly could serve as rotation replacement
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly (shoulder) could be considered the leading candidate to replace Zack Greinke in the rotation after returning from his minor-league rehab assignment, ESPN.com reports.
Greinke is expected to miss at least a month after suffering a broken collarbone during a bench-clearing brawl against the Padres Thursday.
Los Angeles would need to fill the spot for Tuesday's game, coincidentally against San Diego.
Dodgers nearing decision on Ted Lilly
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) The Dodgers will soon have to decide what to do with starting pitcher Ted Lilly after he threw 90 pitches in a rehab start Wednesday and reported no setbacks.
"It sounds like he felt good," manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com. "The ball was coming out better [than his start at Class A Rancho Cucamonga five days earlier]. He's gotten sharper. Rick [Honeycutt, pitching coach] looked at the tape and there's a lot more quality pitches. Obviously, he's going in the right direction.
"The plan right now is for him to throw a bullpen [session Thursday] and see where we go after that. We haven't made any decision."
Lilly may not be suited for a bullpen role due to his recovering shoulder, and a $12 million salary could make him difficult to trade, per MLB.com.
Ted Lilly roughed up at Triple-A
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly, who is on the 15-day disabled list, moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday. He allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings of work.
The left-hander also struck out five and walked one while throwing 90 pitches, 67 for strikes.
Lilly continues to build arm strength after undergoing shoulder surgery last season.
Ted Lilly lined up for second rehab start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly (shoulder) is scheduled to make his second rehab start Wednesday, moving from Class A Rancho Cucamonga to Triple-A Albuquerque. Lilly allowed five runs on nine hits (three home runs) in six innings Friday in his first rehab outing.
Lilly is expected to make a few more rehab starts before the Dodgers decide his future. Manager Don Mattingly has already said Lilly isn't a candidate for the bullpen.
Ted Lilly looks rusty in rehab appearance
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly made his first rehab assignment Friday for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Lilly is working to build up his arm strength following shoulder surgery last season.
Lilly pitched six innings in the game, allowing five runs on three home runs. He struck out five batters and walked none, but allowed nine hits in the game.
Lilly is expected to make a few more starts in the minors before the team decides whether he will join the rotation. The team might not have room for him in the rotation right now.
Ted Lilly to begin rehab stint Friday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly, on the 15-day disabled list, will make a rehab start for Class A Lake Elsinore on Friday, MLB.com reports.
Lilly continues to build arm strength after undergoing surgery on his shoulder last season. The left-hander is expected to make a few starts in the minors.
"Until he gets himself built up," manager Don Mattingly said. "Teddy got behind early coming off surgery and never got caught up. He's had only [nine] innings against major league hitting."
Ted Lilly nearing minors game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Dodgers disabled pitcher Ted Lilly, who is working back from offseason shoulder surgery, threw a lengthy bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Lilly is hoping to pitch in a minor league game Friday at Rancho Cucamonga.
Manager Don Mattingly and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt are hoping to get Lilly's arm strength built back up so that he can resume starting. That said, there is no guarantee he'll be starting for the Dodgers as the team's rotation is pretty stacked.
"It'll work itself out," Mattingly said.
Lilly, who is in the final year of his contract, was having the best season of his career before getting injured. He was 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA before going down.
Dodgers place Ted Lilly on disabled list
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) As expected, the Dodgers have officially placed starter Ted Lilly on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, as he continues to work on his strength after offseason shoulder surgery.
Lilly had a 14.00 ERA in nine innings and lagged behind other pitchers this spring. He is expected to make a few rehab appearances in the minors before returning to the roster. The Dodgers have yet to announce a timetable for the lefty.
Ted Lilly not with team to open season
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, as he continues to build up his strength following offseason shoulder surgery.
Lilly posted a 14.00 ERA in four outings in the spring, so the team hopes to let him get some minor-league rehab starts in to build up his arm strength. It is not known when -- or if -- the team expects Lilly to join the rotation.
Ted Lilly sporting a 14.00 ERA
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly had a hard time keeping runs off the board in Wednesday's Cactus League outing against the Mariners. He allowed seven runs on six hits with three walks over 2 1/3 innings. The left-hander also struck out one while throwing 58 pitches; 31 for strikes.
Lilly, who has a 14.00 ERA in four appearances this spring, could begin the season on the disabled list in order to get some more work in.
Ted Lilly still drooping behind
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly admitted Tuesday that pitcher Ted Lilly might not begin the season in the rotation as he has lagged behind the other starters in camp. Lilly made two relief appearances before making his first start in Cactus League play on Sunday as he was limited from the outset of spring training while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
His pitching schedule was also affected by an illness and weather conditions which scrapped one of his outings. "At this point, it's real hard to get Ted built up to 90 pitches," Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times.
Ted Lilly pulled after short outing vs. Diamondbacks
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly endured his worst outing of the Cactus League on Sunday against the Diamondbacks. He allowed five runs on five hits over two-plus innings of work. The left-hander gave up one in the first before getting tagged with four runs in the third. Lilly, who dealt with flu-like symptoms earlier in the week, also walked three and struck out two.
Flu might keep Ted Lilly sidelined
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly missed practice Thursday and did not throw his scheduled between-outings bullpen session as a result of flu-like symptoms. His absence could put his next scheduled spring start for Saturday in jeopardy. Lilly has posted a 3.86 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in two relief outings (4 2/3 innings) this spring.
Lilly struggles against Reds
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) Dodgers rotation candidate Ted Lilly struggled with his outing on Tuesday night in Cactus League play against the Reds. Lilly came on in the sixth inning and gave up five runs as he took the loss. Only one of those runs was earned, but the damage was done. Lilly allowed five hits, two walks and struck out two over 2 2/3 innings. His spring ERA is now at 3.86.
Lilly makes anticipated debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly took the mound for his first spring training appearance Thursday against the Angels. Lilly pitched two innings of middle relief but allowed a solo home run to Howie Kendrick in the fifth inning. He struck out one as he allowed just one run and one hit in a 10-8 victory. "I was better than I thought I would be," said Lilly. "Just to be able to command my fastball. I felt pretty good with the breaking ball, and the slider was OK. I feel better than last year, but the offseason it took awhile. It was almost a month before Spring Training when I thought I'd be ready. Before that, I had serious doubts about being ready for spring. My shoulder took awhile to rebound, but I'm at the point now where I don't feel I'm coming off surgery."
Lilly taking things slow early
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/19/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that starting pitcher Ted Lilly remains on a modified throwing schedule during the early part of spring training, the Orange County Register reports. Lilly had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last September and is expected to be available for Cactus League games. "He feels good," Mattingly said. "My biggest question for him is, 'Do you feel like youre rehabbing or do you feel like just one of the guys?' His answer is, 'I just feel like Im one of the guys. Its just another spring.'"
Lilly close to mound work
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/31/2012) Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly is two weeks away from throwing off a mound, according to SI.com. Lilly had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in September and did not pitch in a game last season after May 23. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that Lilly has been on a normal offseason throwing program and is expected to be ready for spring training.