Ted Lilly finalizes Dodgers deal

Updated: October 19, 2010, 11:20 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran left-hander Ted Lilly effectively gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a hometown discount in agreeing to terms on a three-year, $33 million contract, a deal that was finalized Tuesday. Lilly, who could have filed for free agency early next month, opted not to test the open market because of his strong desire to remain with the club that originally drafted him in 1996 and reacquired him at last summer's trading deadline.

"I knew that I would prefer to stay here," Lilly said. ...

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