Neck stiffness forces Lilly to skip session

Neck stiffness forces Lilly to skip session

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers starting pitcher Ted Lilly missed a scheduled bullpen session Saturday because of recurring neck stiffness.

Lilly, who pitched six innings in a Minor League game Wednesday, left a start early last August because of neck stiffness and underwent acupuncture therapy, which appeared to resolve the problem.

Manager Don Mattingly said infielder Jerry Hairston passed a series of tests to rule out an arm injury and took part in morning workouts. Mattingly conceded he's concerned about Hairston's five throwing errors this spring.

Infielder Justin Sellers is down for possibly several days because of a skin irritation and non-roster reliever Scott Rice, making a longshot bid for a bullpen spot, took part in early workouts then was sent home because of strep throat.