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Ted Lilly in danger of missing remainder of season

Aug 5, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

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Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly was scratched from a rehab start Friday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga due to renewed discomfort in his throwing shoulder. And now he’s without a recovery timetable.

J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News has the update:

With two months left in the season, the likelihood of Lilly being ready to throw 100 pitches every fifth night are dimming.

Having him rejoin the team as a reliever “is one of the things we could look at,” [Dodgers manager] Don Mattingly said.

Even that, however, isn’t certain to happen.

Lilly has been on the disabled list since late May because of left shoulder inflammation. He had a superb 3.14 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 48 2/3 innings before going down. The Dodgers, currently a half-game back in the National League West, acquired starter Joe Blanton from the Phillies on Friday in a waiver trade.

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