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Lefty Lilly officially retires after 15 seasons in majors

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Ted Lilly was 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in five starts last season with the Dodgers.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)

Ted Lilly is retiring after 15 seasons because of a troublesome shoulder and back.

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The 37-year-old left-hander is a two-time All-Star who pitched for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers. For his career, he had a 130-113 record with a 4.14 ERA.

Lilly recently went to winter ball in Venezuela, hoping to strengthen himself and land a job in the majors in 2014. Instead, he experienced further problems.

He made one three-inning appearance in Valencia and would have pitched again but got food poisoning. He returned home to California on Wednesday night. He now expects to coach, at the youth level at first.

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