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Scott Van Slyke
Los Angeles Dodgers
Ted Lilly, though he would prefer to start, asked to be moved to the pen as he attempts to return from injury.
Dodgers left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, frustrated with his third stint on the disabled list this season, told club officials Tuesday to try him as a reliever.
“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 [rehab start at Class A Rancho Cucamonga], and it was sore Sunday. Yesterday, it was pretty good.”
“We’ll give it a shot,” said Mattingly. “Rick [Honeycutt, pitching coach] will set up a sim game tomorrow and every other day, and we’ll see what it looks like. Ted said the best chance for him would be out of the bullpen. I want to be open-minded and see what it looks like.”
If Lilly is able to return, he was almost certainly headed to the pen anyways, particularly with Fife pitching well this year and Nolasco joining the squad. It is refreshing, however, to see a player recognize that hi
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Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Record: 47-47 (2.5 GB)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers expect center fielder Matt Kemp to
return from the disabled list July 21, the first day he’s eligible to,
according to Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Kemp hasn’t appeared in a game for the Dodgers since July 5
when he irritated the AC joint in his left shoulder. The injury occurred during
a swing in his first at-bat, and he ultimately exited the...
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idea to have the veteran prepare by spending time rehabbing in the minors.
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