3/13 Lou: Lilly "ahead of schedule"

Ted Lilly is ahead of schedule and could get into a Cactus League game this month. Lilly, coming back from arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, threw on the backfield at HoHoKam Park early Saturday.

“We want to keep him under the radar gun and not talk much about it,” Lou Piniella said of Lilly’s progress. “He’s coming along really well. He’s had no setbacks whatsoever. He’s actually ahead of schedule. Let’s keep him under the radar as much as possible and let him continue to get his work. We feel pretty good about the possibility of him pitching some Spring Training [games].”

Lilly has not faced hitters. He had said he was going to throw live BP this weekend. The lefty, who was projected to be ready for the regular season in mid April or May 1, has made up for the time he missed because of a virus.

“He’s ahead of schedule, that I can tell you,” Piniella said. “I haven’t talked much about him because I don’t want him to push him too fast.”

— Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

As a fan of the Blue Jays, I will never forget Lilly’s row with Manager John Gibbons.

I wish him a great year.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: