Ailing Ted Lilly's start pushed back

March, 5, 2013
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly, who is fighting long odds in trying to win a spot in the team's rotation, had his scheduled outing moved back three days because of flu-like symptoms.

Lilly was scheduled to pitch after Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, but now will go Friday in one of the team’s split-squad games. Lilly is one of three veteran starters, along with Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano, who could be expendable this spring after the Dodgers acquired Zack Greinke and Hyun-jin Ryu over the winter.

Lilly, 37, is coming off September shoulder surgery.

Harang pitched three innings of a minor-league game Monday with, according to reports, scouts for the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles watching.

“These guys are pretty routine-oriented, but Teddy’s a little different in all areas. It just kind of knocks his schedule off a little bit,” manager Don Mattingly said.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.
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