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Ted Lilly is retiring

Nov 27, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

Man, all that neck-nerve cauterization for nothing. Ouch:

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.

  1. kruegere - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Missed a 0! Although, Lilly going 13-113 for his career would’ve been incredible.

    • cheeks9441 - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Just goes to show you how long you can pitch for if you’re left-handed.

  2. NYTolstoy - Nov 27, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    lmao wow only 13 wins in a career? how did the guy play 17 years while being that poor? There was no obvious will to win bahahaha. Nice typo Craig. Made my lunch time dandy.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 27, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      “Yeah,” said GM Wally Phartbubble, “he hasn’t won a game in 5 years, but it’s the intangibles, the leadership he brings to our clubhouse.”

  3. wingslax35 - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Man that record stinks! Nice going aig. Oops, lol.

  4. slaugin - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    13-113 and now he decides he can’t pitch competitively anymore? Hahaha

  5. cheeks9441 - Nov 27, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    “Nice record, dude.” -Anthony Young

  6. Glenn - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I’m getting old. I still think of Lily as that young guy who hasn’t quite put it together yet, but could be good some day.

  7. rayfeathers - Nov 27, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Blue Jays hall of fame!

  8. mvd513 - Nov 28, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Hall of Fame right next to Jack Morris!

  9. rangermania - Nov 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Wow! Unbelievable that none of you can read. It’s 130-113. The man has a winning record for his career and he is played out. It happens and nothing to mock. He was a decent pitcher with a SO/9 of 7.6. He went 5-1 in 2012 and 0-2 in 2013. Wins and losses have alot more to do with the team ability – not just the pitching.

  10. raysfan1 - Nov 28, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    …and the list of still-active former Expos has shrunk by one. It’s down to 9 now:

    Bartolo Colon, 4O, Athletics
    Jamey Carroll, 39, Twins
    Scott Downs, 37, Angels
    Luis Ayala, 35, Braves
    Endy Chavez, 35, Mariners
    Bruce Chen, 35, Royals
    Jon Rauch, 34, Marlins
    Maicer Izturis, 32, Blue Jays
    Brendan Harris, 32, Angels

  11. canadatude - Nov 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    I was looking forward to the dug-out fight rematch when he signed with the Blue Jays. Had my money on manager John Gibbons for that one!

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