Friday, Feb. 19, 2010
By Luke Stuckmeyer
Cubs pitcher Ted Lillly was back at practice Friday in Mesa. The MRI results on his sore right knee simply showed some "wear and tear." The Cubs will try to alter his workouts by cutting back on his running and likely adding more bike work. Lilly told us after the workout that the knee was feeling better, but had been bothering him since right before he left for Spring Training. The Cubs were obviously relieved that it wasn't serious. Lilly has been their most consistent pitcher the last two seasons.
Meanwhile, his shoulder seems to be improving everyday. Ted was throwing at Fitch Park for the second straight day under the watchful eyes of pitching coach Larry Rothschild and Trainer Mark O'Neal. The arm was pain free and Lilly expects no setbacks from the sore knee incident with his rehab from shoulder surgery.
Ryan Theriot becomes the first Cubs player since Mark Grace to go to arbitration. Theriot's case was Friday in Florida. They have 24 hours to decide who wins...the Cubs or Theriot.
Stay tuned to CSN for the news when it breaks. I'll also tweet at CSNStucky as soon as something is official.
Luke Stuckmeyer covers the Cubs for Comcast SportsNet. Follow him on Twitter @CSNStucky for the latest from Cubs camp in Mesa.