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Ted Lilly's opening-day status to be determined Friday

March 29, 2012|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly may start the season on the disabled list.
Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly may start the season on the disabled list. (Jae C. Hong / Associated…)

PHOENIX — Ted Lilly will throw a bullpen session on Friday, the results of which will decide whether he will pitch in the season-opening series in San Diego or start the season on the disabled list.

Lilly missed his previous Cactus League start due to a stiff neck.

If Lilly is ruled out for the start of the season, No. 5 starter Chris Capuano would slide into his spot. With the four-game series in San Diego followed by a day off and Clayton Kershaw scheduled to start the home opener on April 10, the Dodgers were previously planning to skip Capuano’s first turn in the rotation.

If Lilly lands on the disabled list, Manager Don Mattingly said his roster spot would be used on an extra reliever rather than a field player.

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