Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Ted Lilly retires

It was announced earlier today that 37-year old left handed pitcher Ted Lilly has retired. The journeyman pitcher played 15 seasons with the Dodgers, Expos, Cubs, Yankees, Blue Jays, and A's.

Ted Lilly broke into the MLB in 1999 pitching in 9 games for the Expos with a 7.63 ERA. He spent the next 7 seasons with the Yankees, A's, and Blue Jays compiling a 59-57 record with a 4.52 ERA. He had a H/9 of 8.7 and a HR/9 of 1.4.

In the 2006-07 offseason Lilly signed with the Chicago Cubs on a 4-year deal. He peaked in 2007-09 going 44-26 with a 3.70 ERA in 588.2 innings. However in the 2007 playoffs he gave up 6 runs in 3.2 innings including a grand slam that lead to his infamous glove slam.

In 2010 Lilly was traded to the Dodgers for 3 prospects. With LA he was never as good as he was in his seasons in Chicago and was released in 2013.

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