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Dodgers Release Statement On Ted Lilly Trade

The Dodgers released a statement on today’s trade of Blake DeWitt, Brett Wallach, Kyle Smit to the Cubs for Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot, and $2.5 million.

“We’ve been looking to improve our rotation and with Ted, we feel like we’ve got a very good group of starting pitchers for the stretch run,” said Colletti. “Ryan is versatile and can help us in the middle of the diamond as a nice complement to our existing infielders.

“Of all the times I’ve had to tell a player he was traded, this was one of the toughest telling Blake DeWitt,” Colletti added. “His professionalism, his passion and who he is made doing this one of the toughest moves I’ve made.”