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Cubs add Theodore Roosevelt Lilly to front office

We’re not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny. See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with various failed measures like a College of Coaches and back-t0-back-to-back  first-round picks...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Roosevelt Rides Again!

CSN's Patrick Mooney broke the news that Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is back with the Cubs. No, the 38 year old crafty one, who retired last November isn't being brought back from the netherworld to be another soft tossing lefty to flip at the trade deadline. He's there in a new capacity, per Rotoworld: Ted Lilly has been hired as a special assistant for the Cubs front office...
Via Cub Reporter
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

OV “Daily” Facepalm

Ted Lilly Added to Cubs front office Ted Lilly signed on with the Cubs FO as a special assistant, and should be around as an instructor in spring training as well as doing some scouting and stuff during the season. Even though he struggled with injuries last year and retired this offseason, he might still have been good enough to crack the Cubs rotation. Like the CBA, the new home...
Via Obstructed View
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Appreciating Ted Lilly

Ted Lilly retired the day before Thanksgiving, ending an abortive attempt to come back from a series of injuries to his neck and shoulder. The pain was mysterious, wrote the Los Angeles Times: “One day his neck is feeling fine, then it stiffens up and he can hardly turn his head, let alone pitch.” In order to try to manage the pain, he underwent a procedure where “doctors used...
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitcher Ted Lilly retires

Veteran left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly, who played for six teams during a 15-year Major League career, has announced his retirement. As reported by the Associated Press through ESPN.com, Lilly retired because of further problems with his shoulder and back.  He wanted to keep pitching if he could stay healthy and allow him to start every fifth day. But injuries limited him to 13 starts...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Ted Lilly confirms reports of retirement

Pitcher Ted Lilly confirmed earlier reports that he has retired as a player because of chronic neck pain. Clarifying conflicting published comments in recent days, Lilly on Thursday wrote in a text message that he can no longer physically perform. "I am retiring," Lilly wrote. "I don't want to, but I think it is the realistic decision." The 15-year Major...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Lefty Lilly officially retires after 15 seasons in majors

Ted Lilly is retiring after 15 seasons because of a troublesome shoulder and back. The 37-year-old left-hander is a two-time All-Star who pitched for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers. For his career, he had a 130-113 record with a 4.14 ERA. Lilly recently went to winter ball in Venezuela, hoping to strengthen himself and land a job in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Left-hander Ted Lilly retiring after 15 seasons

Ted Lilly is retiring after 15 seasons because of a troublesome shoulder and back. The 37-year-old left-hander is a two-time All-Star who pitched for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers. For his career, he had a 130-113 record with a 4.14 ERA. Lilly recently went to winter ball in Venezuela, hoping to strengthen himself and land a job in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly Retires

The veteran lefty Ted Lilly who spent the last two years with the Los Angeles Dodgers has called it quits after 15 major league seasons. The Dodgers released Lilly in August after numerous injuries which plagued him during his stay in Los Angeles. The California native attempted to gain some momentum by pitching in the Venezuelan league, but decided it was best to call it a career...
Via Dodgers Rumors
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran starting pitcher Ted Lilly calls it a career

Former Dodgers and Cubs starting pitcher Ted Lilly has retired at the age of 37. Lilly has made a total of just 13 starts over the last two years with the Dodgers while dealing with chronic neck problems along with an injured left shoulder. Lilly spent time with the Expos, Yankees, Athletics, Blue Jays, Cubs, and Dodgers over his career, logging most of his playing time with...
Via The Outside Corner
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly retires from baseball

Major League turnstiles will surely take a hit next season as the game’s biggest drawing card, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Lilly was rehabbing in a Venezuelan winter league in hopes of getting back to the majors next spring after being released by the Dodgers this season, but decided to hang it up due to persistent neck and shoulder pain. Lilly...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran LHP Lilly, 37, to make decision on retirement soon

Left-hander Ted Lilly is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether to retire or try to pitch again following a recent neck operation to relieve pressure on his spine. Agent Larry O'Brien said Wednesday that Lilly had yet to make a final decision regarding his baseball future and would return from playing winter ball, then sit down and ponder what's next. ''...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly expected to decide soon on retirement

Left-hander Ted Lilly is expected to decide in the next few weeks whether to formally retire or try to pitch again following a recent neck procedure to relieve pressure on his spine. Agent Larry O'Brien says Lilly has not made a final decision regarding his baseball future and will return from playing winter ball, then sit down and ponder what's next. The lefty, who turns...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Ted Lilly retires after battle with neck injuries

After battling hard in Winter Ball to overcome neck, back, and shoulder injuries and work his way back to the Majors, left-hander Ted Lilly has announced his retirement. MLB.com’s Dodgers beat writer Gregor Chisholm reported the news Wednesday afternoon. The L.A. Times‘ Bill Shaikin also shared the announcment. Ted Lilly, 37, tells Venezeulan newspaper he will retire. After...
Via MLB Injury News
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly retires from baseball

Ted Lilly is retiring from baseball. Lilly, 37, told Andreina Salas Guzman of Venezuelan newspaper El Universal that his body can no longer take the pain of pitching. Recently Lilly 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. However he is dealing with pain in his back and shoulder...
Via Tireball.com
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly To Retire

Left-hander Ted Lilly's comeback attempt has stalled due to persistent shoulder and back pain, and the 15-year veteran is set to announce his retirement from professional baseball, he told Andreina Salas Guzman Venezuelan news outlet El Universal (Spanish link). "My body in general is telling me that I can't take any more," Lilly told Guzman. "I feel like...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly still pitching in Venezuelan winter league after having nerve endings in neck cauterised

Ted Lilly certainly isn’t going to give up easily on his attempt to return to the major leagues in 2014. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, Lilly has undergone a procedure to have nerve endings in his neck cauterized, in order to relieve the pain in that area. The information came from Lilly’s agent, Larry O’Brien, who said the procedure had been beneficial for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: LHP Ted Lilly in Winter Ball, trying to return to MLB

Left-handed starting pitcher Ted Lilly had a very forgettable 2013 season. Due to a variety of injuries, Lilly pitched in only five games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and missed out on the postseason. He also made just eight starts in 2012. Now, as reported on El Emergente.com, Lilly is pitching for the Navegantes del Magallenes of the Venezuelan Winter League in hopes of showing...
Via MLB Injury News
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ted Lilly not ready to retire

Ted Lilly made only five starts last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers but the left handed pitcher is not ready to call it a career just yet. Lilly, 37, dealt with a chronic neck injury last season but will pitch for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League as he attempts to return to the majors for another season. Ted Lilly will pitch in the Venezuelan winter league...
Via Tireball.com
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Giants Rumors: Lilly, Vogelsong, Zito and Pagan

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors Yesterday the San Francisco Giants were close to inking pitcher Ted Lilly to a minor league deal. The deal was then called off after the Giants reviewed Lilly’s medical record. I’m not really sure what the thought process was of wanting to bring Lilly in this late in the season. I would rather see our young arms in the farm system...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: Goodbye Ted Lilly, Corey Seager promoted, Tyger Pederson signs, injury moves

Ted Lilly was designated for assignment. The Dodgers released pitcher Ted Lilly, who had been designated for assignment on July 25, one day after coming off the disabled list. He’ll now be giving up homers on the free-agent list. Yes, that was $33 million for about 1.9 WAR. —– Stephen Fife made his return, as he was activated from the DL. Scott Van Slyke continues his Blake...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants change their mind on Ted Lilly after reviewing medical history

Whoops.  The San Francisco Giants are no longer offering Ted Lilly a minor league contract.  After reports surfaced that Lilly would be offered a split deal, the Giants soon backpedalled their way out of any contract with Lilly.  And it all comes down to his injury history. From Giants: "Update: Upon reviewing Ted Lilly's medical history we are going to hold off...
Via MLB Injury News
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants add veteran Ted Lilly

The San Francisco Giants have signed left handed pitcher Ted Lilly to a contract. Lilly, 37, was let go by the Los Angeles Dodgers this past weekend after compiling a 5.09 ERA in 23 innings of work. Under the terms of Lilly’s contract he will make a start for Triple-A Fresno after which the Giants will make a decision on his future. Source: #SFGiants sign Ted Lilly to a split contract...
Via Tireball.com
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Ted Lilly activated from the DL, then designated for assignment

From the beginning of the year, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a surplus of pitching.  That worked out well as just about every pitcher got hurt at one point or another.  Josh Beckett is still hurt, but the team has been doing fine with what they have.  That is part of the reason behind Ted Lilly being designated for assignment yesterday. According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los...
Via MLB Injury News
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers finally part ways with Ted Lilly

The Dodgers have officially designated left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly for assignment Thursday, the team announced via Twitter. Updating the earlier item, Mark Saxon of ESPNLA adds that the move comes as a result of a disagreement on whether or not Lilly would head to the minor leagues to adjust to a relief role. Lilly,37, acquired during the Frank McCourt era, has pitched in the...
Via Dodgers Rumors
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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