Left-hander Ted Lilly was expected to land somewhere after the Dodgers cut him loose, but where he landed is nothing if not interesting.
Meet Ted Lilly, San Francisco Giant.
Lilly partially forced his way out of the Dodgers by refusing any additional rehab assignments, and though seemingly stunned by being designated for assignment, remained confident he would land with another major-league club.
Now, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Lilly has signed a split contract with the Giants, is scheduled to start Tuesday for triple-A Fresno and expects to join the major-league club by the end of the month.
There’s not much of a risk for the Giants, what with the Dodgers already being on the hook for the balance of the $13-million owed Lilly this season. The Giants have been juggling their rotation some, recently placing Barry Zito in the bullpen.