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Ted Lilly injury: Dodgers to place LHP on DL Sunday, to start Matt Magill

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On Sunday, Lilly will make his third trip to the disabled list this season, and 19th trip to the DL by the Dodgers this season.

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The Dodgers will make a roster move prior to Sunday's series finale between the Dodgers and Braves at Dodger Stadium. Starting pitcher Ted Lilly will be placed on the disabled list with stiffness in his neck on Sunday, and Matt Magill will be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to start, manager Don Mattingly said pn Saturday.

Lilly allowed five runs and eight baserunners on Tuesday against the Padres, and on the season has averaged just 4.6 innings per start.

"It's frustrating, for all of us. The biggest issue right now is we just don't know when this thing is going to pop up. He could be pitching on a Sunday and Saturday leaves the ballpark feeling fine, then he sleeps funny and comes in Sunday morning and can't turn his head," Mattingly said. "It's fairly regular that we're having something with him, and It's not his fault. His body is just not going right."

This will be Ted Lilly's third stint on the disabled list this season.

"We're really trying to move in a different direction with Ted as far as training," Mattingly said. "We're trying to get him off the field, into like no bouncing, jumping, running, to take some of the variables out of this equation to see what's causing this. Maybe there is nothing we can do to keep it from happening."

Magill was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque after last Sunday's start, which was rather disastrous at Coors Field in Colorado. Magill became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow nine walks and four home runs in the same game.

Magill, who hasn't pitched since Sunday outside of a pair of bullpen sessions, is 0-1 with a 6.38 ERA in five starts this season, with 24 strikeouts and 22 walks in 24 innings. He had arguably his best major league start to date on May 19 in Atlanta, with eight strikeouts in five innings while allowing just one run.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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