Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly was shut down for the season on Friday, reports Dylan Hernandez, of the Los Angeles Times.
Ted Lilly shut down for season.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) September 14, 2012
According to Hernandez, in addition to being shut down, Lilly will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday.
Lilly undergoing shoulder surgery on Friday.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) September 14, 2012
Lilly had been on the 60-day disabled list for left shoulder inflammation, and has not made a start for the Dodgers since May 23. Although brief, Lilly put together a solid season overall, amassing a 3.14 ERA and 5.7 K/9 in forty-eight and two-thirds innings.
The Dodgers (74-70) are still in the middle of a playoff chase and have since replaced Lilly’s spot in the rotation with new additions Josh Beckett and Joe Blanton. Still owed $12 million next year, the Dodgers have to hope Lilly can come back and throw the nearly two hundred innings (with a 3.97 ERA) he managed for them last season.