Dodgers, Lilly close to 3-year deal

The Dodgers are on the verge of signing former All-Star pitcher Ted Lilly to a three-year deal as early as Tuesday, has learned.

Lilly, a two-time All-Star, was traded to Los Angeles during the season by the Chicago Cubs, the team that originally signed him to a four-year, $40 million deal before the 2007 season.

In his three full years with the Cubs, Lilly won 44 games, including a personal-best 17 in 2008. He also had a career-best 184 strikeouts that season.

After being traded to the Dodgers, Lilly won his first five starts and ended the year 7-4 in 12 games in L.A.

Lilly has played on six teams in his 12-year career, with a combined record of 113-96.

Terms of the contract have not yet been announced.