Found July 25, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES The Dodgers designated pitcher Ted Lilly for assignment Thursday, a move they preferred not to make but felt they were forced to. Lilly, who was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, refused the teams request to pitch in the minors, so the Dodgers essentially let him go. Hes likely to be picked up on waivers by another team or become a free agent. To take Lilly's spot, the Dodgers called up infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerqe. Lilly had three stints on the DL this season, the last one because of a neck strain, and told the Dodgers he felt he could be more productive as a relief pitcher than a starter. They wanted him to pitch in the minors to determine his readiness to pitch in games, but he balked. With two left-handers, J.P. Howell and Paco Rodriguez, already in the bullpen, the team essentially had no choice but to let Lilly go. "Teddy thinks he can pitch out of the bullpen, and I cant argue with that," manager Don ...
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