The Cubs announced Tuesday that Ted Lilly has returned to the organization. The Cubs have hired Ted Lilly to be a special assistant to President Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer.
Ted Lilly is in Mesa working with the team.
Ted Lilly pitched for the Cubs from 2007 until July of 2010 and went 47-34 in 113 games with a 3.70 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Lilly became a fan-favorite due to his approach and the way he played the game. Lilly was at the Cubs Convention in January and maybe he can bring some of his ‘Bulldog’ mentality to the organization.
According to Carrie Muskat, Jed Hoyer talked to Ted Lilly at the convention. Lilly wanted to stay in the game after he announced his retirement. Lilly will work with minor leaguers, scout on both the professional and amateur sides and “do a little coaching.”