May 25, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly (29) during the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ted Lilly was seen by a spine specialist, underwent procedure

According to the Los Angeles Times, veteran left handed pitcher Ted Lilly recently underwent a small procedure that involved nerve endings on the right side of his neck cauterized the other day.

The former Los Angeles Dodger started the 2013 season on the disabled list and was unable to build on his arm strength due to an illness and a couple rain outs. After both Zach Greinke and Chris Capuano fell to injuries, Lilly was activated.

He was later placed back on the disabled list in early May after he strained a muscle in his rib cage. He made several more stints on the disabled list until he was eventually released by the Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants and Lilly agree’d on a minor league contract but the deal was later trashed after both sides failed to agree on a call up date.

Ever since his departure from the Major Leagues, Lilly is hoping to get things back on track in another country. Players who have fallen off or weren’t able to make it in the Majors, usually find success in another country that usually works out well.

Former Chicago Cubs teammate Carlos Zambrano is also currently pitching in Venezuela.

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