Cubs ship Lilly, Theriot to Dodgers

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, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

CHICAGO, IL - The Chicago Cubs have traded pitcher Ted Lilly and infielder Ryan Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for infielder Blake DeWitt and a pair of minor league pitching prospects.

Chicago also sent cash considerations to the Dodgers and picked up right- handers Kyle Smit and Brett Wallach from LA.

Lilly had been rumored to be on the trading block all week leading up to Saturday's deadline. He is just 3-8 with a 3.69 earned run average in 18 starts this season, but has been a double-digit winner in each of the last seven years.

The 34-year-old lefty was 47-34 with a 3.70 ERA in four seasons with the Cubs and has also pitched for Toronto, Oakland, the New York Yankees and Montreal. He owns a career record of 106-92 with a 4.21 ERA in 298 games, all but 25 of which have been starts.

Theriot had spent his entire six-year career with the Cubs and this year was batting .284 with one homer and 21 runs batted in through 96 games. The 30- year-old Louisiana native is a career .287 hitter with 15 homers and 174 RBI in 609 games.

DeWitt was in his third season with the Dodgers. In 82 games this season, he was batting .270 with a homer and 30 runs batted in. After hitting .264 in 117 games as a rookie in 2008, he struggled and spent most of 2009 in the minors. In 31 games with the Dodgers last year, the 24-year-old batted a mere .204.

Smit has split this season at Single-A and Double-A. The 22-year-old is 5-3 with six saves and a 2.35 ERA in a combined 37 appearances.

Wallach, the 21-year-old son of former major leaguer Tim Wallach, was 6-0 with a 3.72 ERA in 17 starts for Single-A Great Lakes this season.


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