Lilly began the season on the disabled list, unable to compile enough foundational innings for a starting pitcher in Spring Training because of the flu and a rainout. He is coming off shoulder labrum surgery.
Lilly allowed five runs on nine hits against Lake Elsinore, including two homers by Kyle Gaedele and one by Yeison Asencio. He struck out four without a walk and made 77 pitches.
Manager Don Mattingly has said Lilly is not a likely candidate for the bullpen, where the Dodgers already have stashed starting pitcher Chris Capuano.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.