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Ted Lilly to start for Dodgers on Wednesday against Mets

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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Ted Lilly will soon try his hand at replacing Zack Greinke in the Dodgers' rotation. (USATSI)

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Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly will make his first major-league start of the season on Wednesday against the Mets in New York, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

You may consider Lilly to be the replacement for the replacement (Chris Capuano) for Zack Greinke. Greinke is of course sidelined for the next several weeks after breaking his collarbone during a tussle with Carlos Quentin of the Padres, and Capuano wound up on the DL after aggravating a calf injury during his first start in place of Greinke.

The 37-year-old Lilly, who recently wrapped up a minor-league rehab assignment, will throw side sessions Friday and Sunday. He's been hampered by injuries for much of his career, but he's been effective when healthy: 107 ERA+ across almost 2,000 major-league innings.

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