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UPDATE: Giants unable to reach deal with Ted Lilly

Aug 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

Ted Lilly AP

UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. ET: Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish says the deal has been called off because the two sides could not come to an agreement on a designated callup date. Lilly remains a free agent.


3:45 p.m. ET: Andrew Baggarly of reports that the Giants are nearing a minor-league contract with Ted Lilly, who was released by the Dodgers over the weekend.

Los Angeles is paying the remainder of his $12 million salary for this season, so it would be a low-cost flier for San Francisco and the 37-year-old Lilly is expected to pitch at Triple-A if/when the deal is finalized.

Lilly hasn’t been healthy since 2011, but with the Giants currently choosing between Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong for the final spot in their rotation Lilly could certainly get a look down the stretch.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    I guess that John Rocker was not available.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      I understand that the deal is now off due to a disagreement between Lilly and the Dodgers. Lilly has a history of being pig headed.

  2. Francisco (FC) - Aug 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    So Ted Lilly and Brian Wilson are doing a “Trading Places” thing?

  3. scotttheskeptic - Aug 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    FC, I was gonna ask if this somehow qualifies as a Wilson-for-Lilly trade.

  4. 13arod - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Fransico i was going to say thar

    • abaird2012 - Aug 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      Good thing you let Francisco do it.

      • dannymac17 - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM


  5. flamethrower101 - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Chris Cotilo is reporting on Twitter that Lilly and the Giants could not agree on a call-up date, so the deal is off.

  6. temporarilyexiled - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    So this starts out as that type of movie where prisoners are about to be traded at gunpoint…

    Only both sides realize neither party has enough value to justify all of the tension anyway…

    And it’s really more like Mad Magazine’s Spy vs. Spy.

  7. lew24 - Aug 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I see your Brian Wilson and I will raise you Ted Lilly!

  8. Anoesis - Aug 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Can we officially call the Giants desperate? My, how the tables have turned.

  9. blabidibla - Aug 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Deal has been called off after no agreement found on designated call up date.

    • deepstblu - Aug 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      “How about never? Is never good for you?”

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