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Lilly anxious to get on mound

Updated: March 18, 2010, 1:26 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Pitcher Ted Lilly returned to Chicago Cubs camp on Thursday following the birth of his first child, ready to take the next step in his return from November's shoulder surgery: facing live hitter in batting practice.

"I feel pretty darn good," Lilly said. "Really, the most important thing is when you get out there on the mound. I haven't thrown any breaking balls at this point, but it's a different deal when you're throwing bullpen or even [batting practice] as opposed to getting ...

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