Lefty Lilly officially retires after 15 seasons in majors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
Ted Lilly is retiring after 15 seasons because of a troublesome shoulder and back.
Lilly recently went to winter ball in Venezuela, hoping to strengthen himself and land a job in the majors in 2014. Instead, he experienced further problems.
He made one three-inning appearance in Valencia and would have pitched again but got food poisoning. He returned home to California on Wednesday night. He now expects to coach, at the youth level at first.