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MRI exam on Lilly's knee comes back clean

Feb 19, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

Ted Lilly’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery hit a snag earlier this week when his right knee began hurting, but an MRI exam yesterday revealed no structural damage and instead merely showed what MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat calls “normal wear and tear.”
Lilly felt good enough to play catch this morning and assistant general manager Randy Bush assured everyone that “there’s nothing to worry about.” With his knee, of course. His shoulder remains an issue, because even before the knee problems he was considered questionable at best to be ready for Opening Day.
Next in line for a spot in the Cubs’ rotation? In no particular order, Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall, and Carlos Silva, assuming that Tom Gorzelanny has the fourth-starter gig all but locked up.

  1. Witch doctor - Feb 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    The didn’t happen to give his head an MRI did they? I’ve been working extra hard on shrinking it…….

  2. Randy Wells - Feb 19, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    What am I, chopped liver over here?

  3. Michael - Feb 19, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    I’m pretty sure the implication is that Wells will start as the #3 (behind Zambrano and Dempster, with Lilly on the DL).

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