Man, all that neck-nerve cauterization for nothing. Ouch:
Ted Lilly, 37, tells Venezeulan newspaper he will retire. After 3 DL stints w/#Dodgers this year, he had tried winter ball in Venezuela.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 27, 2013
Lilly was trying to prove he was healthy and effective down in Venezuela, but it apparently wasn’t going well. In the bigs he’s made just 13 starts over the last two seasons due to neck and shoulder injuries and posted a 5.09 ERA (71 ERA+) in 23 innings in 2013 for the Dodgers before being released.
For his career, Lilly finishes 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA in 1982.2 innings pitched across 15 seasons.