Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly set to retire

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly set to retire
November 27, 2013, 3:00 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

After 15 seasons in the MLB, former Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Ted Lilly, is set to announce his retirement.

Lilly had been placed on the disabled list three different times last season with a shoulder injury, rib injury, and back pains. He recently suffered neck pains in June which is preventing him from continuing for a 16th season.

"My body in general is telling me that I can't take any more," Lilly told Andreina Salas Guzman. "I feel like I don't have the ability to continue at the Major League level."

The former left-hander spent four seasons with the Cubs from 2007-10, and posted a 47-34 record in 113 starts to go along with a 3.70 ERA.

Lilly, 37, also helped guide the Cubs to their first ever back-to-back Central Division titles in 2008 and 2009.