Ted Lilly set for rehab start in Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow.

Ted LillyTed Lilly will make a rehabilitation start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday. If you feel like you’ve read that sentence before, it’s because you have. Lilly has made six starts for the Quakes between this season and last, and 10 starts for the Dodgers during the same time period.

In two starts for Rancho Cucamonga earlier this season, Lilly went 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA.

This time, Lilly is attempting to come back from a strained right ribcage muscle, which Lilly said hasn’t caused him pain since Monday. The 37-year-old left-hander said he will throw up to 75 pitches.

The Dodgers’ rotation has been battered by injuries this season. Josh Beckett, who was scheduled to start Sunday in Atlanta, is a candidate to go on the disabled list with a groin injury, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Tuesday.

The Dodgers haven’t gotten much out of Beckett (0-5, 5.19 ERA), Triple-A call-up Matt Magill (0-0, 6.92) or Chris Capuano (1-2, 6.60). They are rumored to be interested in free agent Jonathan Sanchez. So there could be room for Lilly in the Dodgers’ rotation once he is cleared to pitch.

Scott Elbert is expected to pitch an inning in relief of Lilly. It will be his third rehab outing as he attempts to come back from elbow surgery.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.