Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly threw 35 pitches off the mound this week and is still feeling good.
The left-hander, coming off arthroscopic surgery in November, will have another throwing session Saturday and was expected to throw 40 pitches. He’s still hopeful to get into a Cactus League game.
“I think he’ll surprise people with how well he does,” Ryan Dempster said of Lilly. “If he had his way, he’d probably pitch tomorrow.” Muskat Ramblings.
Obviously it would be a great sign if he made it into a Spring Training game, but temper those expectations even if he does – he’s still going to start the year in recovery mode.