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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lilly aims to continue MLB career post-injury

Ted Lilly’s neck pain forced him off of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ roster and into the care of specialists this season. But even after a trying summer, the 37-year-old veteran of 15 MLB seasons is preparing to return to the MLB level by re-establishing his form in Venezuela.

Lilly visited a cervical spine specialist after dealing with neck pain and stiffness during a difficult season with the Dodgers. Those visits led to a procedure that cauterized the nerve endings on the right side of his neck. Though it’s not considered surgery, doctors used a large needle to burn the nerve endings on Lilly’s neck. So far it’s been working.

“That procedure has given him relief,” agent Larry O’Brien told sportsnet.ca.

Lilly, whose three-year $33 million contract expired this year, intends to pitch at the MLB level in 2014. The left-hander is currently pitching for the Navegantes del Magallanes in Venezuela to get some repetitions in and test his neck during the off-season.

Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: November 14, 2013 at 06:31 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agents, hot stove, injury, ted lilly, winter leagues

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   1. The District Attorney Posted: November 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM (#4600718)
I don't consider that "surgery" either. More like welding.
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 15, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4600723)
The guy's given up 293 home runs. He's going to have a sore neck. It happens.
   3. Greg Pope Posted: November 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM (#4600732)
IANAD, but doesn't this seem like a bad idea? Something's obviously wrong and he's in pain. Instead of treating the cause, they just destroy the nerves so he doesn't feel the pain? Whatever the problem is still exists. Seems very NFL to me.
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM (#4600739)
Listen, if God wanted us to have neck pain, he wouldn't have given us nerve cauterization.
   5. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: November 15, 2013 at 02:18 PM (#4600835)
He's beaten 29 teams. Still needs the Cubs.
   6. zonk Posted: November 15, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4600868)
He's beaten 29 teams. Still needs the Cubs.


Well, the Dodgers certainly won the trade that acquired him over the Cubs - one final kick in the balls from the failing Hendry regime. Lilly + Theriot for Brett Wallach, Kyle Smit, and Blake DeWitt. Wallach is out of baseball, I believe. Kyle Smit looks like his upside is middle relief and Blake DeWitt is about 2-3 years from being little more than a vague recollection.

That was a really crappy trade and it looked crappy at the time.
   7. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 15, 2013 at 04:35 PM (#4600959)
I aim to not curse on consecutive days

Let's see who succeeds first

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