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Cubs name Ted Lilly special assistant to president/general manager

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Ted Lilly is back with the Cubs, now in a front office role.
Ted Lilly is back with the Cubs, now in a front office role. (USATSI)

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Two-time All-Star Ted Lilly was forced to retire this offseason due to not being able to shake his neck issues, but he already has a job within baseball. The Cubs have announced that they've hired him on as a special assistant to club president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer.

Per the club's official press release, here are Lilly's new duties:

In his new role with the organization, Lilly will spend time with the club during spring training, visit the club's minor league affiliates during the season, evaluate amateur players leading up to the draft and perform professional scouting assignments.

Lilly was only with the Cubs for roughly three and a half seasons, but he made 113 starts with them -- more than with any other club. He went 47-34 with a 3.70 ERA (122 ERA+) in his time with the Cubs, making his second All-Star team and helping them to two NL Central championships.

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