SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants called off a reported tentative deal with veteran left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly on a minor-league contract Tuesday.

Lilly, 37, was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He was 0-2 this season with a 5.09 ERA and has spent a good deal of the season on the disabled list with rib and neck injuries. He lost his spot in the rotation when the Dodgers acquired pitcher Zack Greinke.

It was reported early Friday by the MLB Daily Dish that Lilly had signed a minor league deal pending a physical. But a Giants spokesman said a deal was never signed, adding that the two sides might renew discussions at a later date. "Upon reviewing Ted Lilly's medical history we're going to hold off on pursuing a minor-league contract right now," said Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans.

"We were in a situation where we were going to get a look at him in Fresno (Lilly's home area), a few starts to see where he was at physically and his stuff," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Tuesday night's game. "It was basically a free look to see where he was at. We're talking about an experienced major-league pitcher who's had a real nice career. The timing made sense for us. Unfortunately, with the physical, it's not going to happen."