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Lilly won't make Cactus League start

Updated: March 23, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It appears Chicago Cubs starter Ted Lilly will not pitch in a Cactus League game this spring, despite originally being scheduled to start a game next week.

Lilly is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.

Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Lilly will throw in minor-league games starting on March 27. With Cactus League starters progressing to five and six innings, the team felt it would be better to have Lilly start a minor league game, rather than be the second ...

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