Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/4/12
Carlos Ruiz is out 4-6 weeks with a plantar fasciitis on his left foot. Ouch. But again, nothing else would surprise me about this season of gaff, missteps, errors, back-to-back home runs in a season of losses. Two-out runs? Occasionally. But there is one deal I don’t want to happen. That is losing Cliff Lee, reportedly to the Dodgers, or it could the Rangers, if not for Nolan Ryan’s pride. The Phillies confirmed that Lee was claimed off waivers, and sources confirmed that it was the Dodgers who made the claim. The Phillies pull Lee back off waivers, assign his contract to the team that won the claim, or work out a trade with the claiming team. When asked about the reports, Amaro said he was could not comment. Then he added, “It is irrelevant because he is not going anywhere.” Lee is 2-6 but has a 3.73 ERA, and his 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings is the second-best in his career. Conversely he is allowing 1.1 home runs per nine innings, his highest rate since 2007. Lee, who will tur...
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