Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot were acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday. Lilly, 34, and Theriot, 30, come to the Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs. They were traded for Blake DeWitt, Brett Wallach, and Kyle Smit. The Dodgers also got $2.5 million in the deal. Lilly’s a veteran left-handed starting pitcher. Theriot will be added at second base, taking the place of DeWitt. Lilly (3-8 with a 3.69 ERA) will become the Dodger’s fifth starter, replacing Carlos Monasterios. Lilly has $4.3 million left on his contract for this year. He’ll be a free agent after the end of the season. Earlier in his career, Lilly was drafted by the Dodgers in 1996’s draft. He was traded to the Montreal Expos after two seasons in the Dodgers farm system, before going on to the New York Yankees, the Oakland Athletics, and the Toronto Blue Jays before landing with the Cubs.
Photo by CFIF via Wikimedia Commons. Ted Lilly of the Chicago Cubs throwing a pitch during a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois against the Giants.