Word is out that former New York Yankee pitcher Ted Lilly has decided to retire.
According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, it's time:
Ted Lilly, 37, tells Venezeulan newspaper he will retire. After 3 DL stints w/#Dodgers this year, he had tried winter ball in Venezuela.Ted Lilly was a bright spot for the Yankees between 2000 to 2002. We thought he'd turn out to be a decent pitcher for the Yanks, but, once again, our young pitching was traded. Lilly was shipped to the Oakland Athletics in part of a 3 team trade that brought Jeff Weaver to New York from the Tigers in 2002.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 27, 2013
Lilly's numbers with the Yankees were 8-12 with a 4.65 ERA. He was young and over his career, he matured and became a better pitcher.
After 15 years in the major leagues, he is 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA and 1681 strikeouts.
I just wanted to let you all know. Another former Yankee is hanging it up. Good luck big guy.
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