Ted Lilly refuses Minor League assignment
Ted Lilly, recovering from surgery on his left shoulder, has refused a Minor League assignment from the Dodgers. Lilly was thought to be the replacement in the rotation for the injured Zack Greinke, but the Dodgers opted to use Chris Capuano instead, feeling that Lilly wasn’t yet ready.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers have four options: activate Lilly, designate him for assignment, release him, or trade him.
Manager Don Mattingly spoke on the matter:
Lilly, now 37 years old, posted a 3.14 ERA in eight starts last year before landing on the disabled list. He is owed $12 million in the last year of his contract.