Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes that Ted Lilly might be "in position to initially be the fifth starter" for the Dodgers because he's "the least likely to adapt to relief."
It makes some sense in theory, but it's hard to imagine the Dodgers sending Hyun-Jin Ryu to the bullpen after the club shelled out a total of $61.7 million (including the posting fee) for him. General manager Ned Colletti said prior to spring training that using Ryu in relief was unlikely, but perhaps the club could change its mind after the lefty's Cactus League struggles. Lilly has made just one appearance this spring, but manager Don Mattingly has been pleased with the southpaw's progress. "He hasn't been able to log innings on the field, but the ball's coming out good," said Mattingly. "When you see Teddy at 88, 89 [mph], he's feeling good. He's healthy and he's bouncing back." The Dodgers are still likely to eventually trade a starter or two.