It turns out Ted Lilly will not be making his second tour of duty with the Yankees after all. A source confirmed this morning that although the Yankees had put a claim in on the Dodgers left-hander and were awarded the claim on Tuesday, the Dodgers have informed the Yankees they have no intention of trading Lilly, believing they still have a shot at the NL wild card.
Currently, the Dodgers are fifth in the NL wild card standings, 6-1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.
"They're going for it,'' said the source. "They put (Hiroki) Kuroda on the wire, too, and didn't move him either.''
Lilly, 8-9 overall with a 3.59 ERA, has gone 5-1 since the Dodgers acquired him from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline. Lilly, 34, pitched for the Yankees between 2000-2002.