A source confirmed Wednesday morning that although the Yankees had been awarded a claim on the left-hander Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers informed the Yankees they had no intention of trading Lilly, believing they still have a shot at the NL wild card.
Currently, the Dodgers are fifth in the NL wild-card standings, 6½ games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.
“They’re going for it,” according to the source. “They put [Hiroki] Kuroda on the wire, too, and didn’t move him either.”
Lilly, 8-9 overall with a 3.59 ERA, has gone 5-1 since the Dodgers acquired him from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline. Lilly, 34, pitched for the Yankees from 2000 to 2002.