Dodgers activate Ted Lilly from DL, option Matt Magill to Triple-A

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Lilly last pitched for the Dodgers on Apr. 29.

The Dodgers on Monday before their game against the Brewers activated Ted Lilly from the disabled list and, as expected, optioned Matt Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque. The next question is whether or not the Dodgers use Thursday's off day to skip that spot in the rotation for now.

Magill allowed one run in five innings on Sunday, with a career-best eight strikeouts and three walks. That run was originally unearned, but a scoring change too a throwing error away from shortstop Nick Punto in the fifth inning against the Braves, giving Andrelton Simmons a hit. That changed the run to unearned to earned, and raised his ERA on the season to 5.50 in four major league starts.

In eight starts between the majors and minors this season, Magill has 27 walks and 42 strikeouts in 37 innings.

Lilly pitched a minor league rehab game for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday. In two starts with the Dodgers this season Lilly is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA, with nine strikeouts and four walks in eight innings. He last pitched for the Dodgers on Apr. 29 against the Rockies and has been sidelined with a right rib cage strain.

If the Dodgers use Thursday's off day to skip this spot in the rotation, Lilly wouldn't be needed in the rotation until May 28 against the Angels. Lilly could be used in relief, likely as a long man, this week.

In other injury news, utility man Jerry Hairston will play an extended spring training game in Arizona on Monday, dealing with injuries to his left groin and knee.

Scott Elbert is scheduled to pitch Monday night for Double-A Chattanooga, his fifth minor league rehab game. He will likely throw in back-to-back games this week before he is activated.

Game info

Time: 5:10 p.m.

TV: KCAL

MLB Gameday

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