CLIFF LEE NEWS

Storyline: Trading Lee, a Phillies’ Mistake

Even with the temporarily muted debate regarding a Cliff Lee deal, the Philadelphia Phillies will go to Clearwater in February with hopes that the ace will dominate hitters again in April. Next July, negotiating with potential suitors will be different for Ruben Amaro Jr. Firstly, this opinion piece is neither a defense of Amaro nor an attack on him. With many negative reviews...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams- Phillies Newest Starting Pitcher

With Roberto Hernandez dealt last week to the Dodgers, Cliff Lee and Jonathan Pettibone both out for the season on the disable list, and Sean O'Sullivan doing horribly in 2 starts, the Phillies went dumpster diving for a starting pitcher and caught some trash in the form of Jerome Williams.Jerome joins his 3rd team in 6 weeks.  He began the year with Houston, then pitched briefly...
Via We Should Be GM's
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee to be shut down for the rest of the season

After his short outing against the Washington Nationals last Thursday, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee is pretty much done for the rest of the season. Even though, we kind of already expected this. According to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., Lee has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 flexor strain and will go home to Arkansas to rest...
Via Total Sports Live
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Cliff Lee To Miss Remainder Of Season

The Philadelphia Phillies season is a lost cause at this point, so the team has begun the process of preparing for next year.   Todd Zolecki of MLB.com is reporting that Lee’s season is over because of a hip Flexor issue.   It is not a surprise, but Cliff Lee’s season is finished. Lee’s locker inside the Phillies’ clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park had been completely...
Via Thacover2
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Cliff Lee To Miss Remainder Of Season

The Philadelphia Phillies season is a lost cause at this point, so the team has begun the process of preparing for next year.   Todd Zolecki of MLB.com is reporting that Lee’s season is over because of a hip Flexor issue.   It is not a surprise, but Cliff Lee’s season is finished. Lee’s locker inside the Phillies’ clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park had been completely...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies LHP Lee done for season but won't need elbow surgery

Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will not pitch again this season but will avoid surgery on his injured elbow, MLB.com reports. Lee, on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, lasted only 2 2/3 innings in his most recent start on July 31. That was his third outing after returning from a two-month stay on the disabled list because of the same injury.
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee shut down for rest of season

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Houston Astros last night by the score of 10-3. Ben Revere went 4-for-5 and Chase Utley went 2-for-4 including a three-run home run to improve the Phillies to 51-63 on the season. It's been a long season for the Phillies, who are 11 games out in the National League East. The is some bad, but not unexpected news on pitcher Cliff Lee, who...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee will not need surgery on left elbow

getty images Cliff Lee will not need surgery on his left elbow. The Philadelphia Phillies remain hopeful that the 35-year-old Lee will be ready for the start of spring training. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left elbow and will be re-evaluated in two weeks reports Phillies writer Todd Zolecki. “We hope to get him into a throwing program in October or November...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee likely done for season as locker is cleaned out in Phillies clubhouse

Cliff Lee's locker at Citizens Bank Park was cleaned out before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros, a foreboding sign that suggests the injured 35-year-old will not return this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee returned from the disabled list July 21 after missing more than two months with an elbow strain, but the four-time All-Star experienced renewed discomfort...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Phillies News: Cliff Lee Avoids Surgery

Some good news tonight, in light of what could be much worse. Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee cleaned out his locker to leave the team for the rest of the season today. But as he heads off to heal, the news is not all that bad. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports:...
Via Philliedelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee May Be Out For The Year

The Philadelphia Phillies suffered a big blow on July 31st when they faced the Washington Nationals. On an already disappointing trade deadline day, the Phillies lost their star player Cliff Lee. Lee had been previously injured with an elbow injury for two months from late May to mid-July. After struggling in two starts in his […]
Via On-Base Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Descent Begins In Earnest. Do Not Read This. It Is long, Insightful and Painful.

Duque says, "we dodged a bullet," when Cliff Lee turned up lame.  I disagree.  We tried to make that deal with the same enthusiasm and foresight the Yankees exhibited in using a top draft pick on Andy Brackman, knowing he was headed for career ending surgery.  We tried to sign Cliff Lee utilizing the same planning and keen insight it took Brian Cashman to use a top draft...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Phillies Failed At The Trade Deadline

Mo Money Mo Problems Yesterday, the 4 PM MLB trade deadline came and went without a single move by the Phillies. Marlon Byrd, the player thought to be the most likely to be dealt, didn’t go anywhere. A.J. Burnett wasn’t traded, and neither were Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee, or Cole Hamels. Around the league, Jon Lester was traded along with Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for...
Via Phillies Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee hits DL after leaving early

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals on Thursday by the score of 10-4. The win improved the Phillies to 48-61 on the season. The Phillies pounded out 17 hits off Nationals' pitching and used seven pitchers in the win. Cliff Lee started the game, but left after just 2 2/3 innings with an injury to his left elbow. It's entirely possible that Lee has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Officially Disabled; Cesar Jimenez Takes Phillies Roster Spot For Now

Cliff Lee went down with an injury last night, and the Phillies are already making moves. Lee was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list. The diagnosis? A left flexor pronator strain. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports: Following tonight's game, LHP Cliff Lee was placed on the 15-day DL with...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies place Cliff Lee on DL

The Philadelphia Phillies decided not to trade Cliff Lee at the deadline, and now it’s likely he’ll be out for the season. The Phillies announced that they have placed Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with the same injury that kept him sidelined earlier this season. Lee said it’s an injury that he’s actually […]
Via Full Scale Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee placed on DL with elbow strain

getty images The August trade value of Cliff Lee took a hit (and likely fully evaporated) on Thursday night when he left his start with a strained left flexor pronator. Lee was sidelined earlier this season with the same injury. It is unknown whether or not Lee will need surgery this time around. He will be examined on Saturday. In 12 starts this season Lee was 4-5 with a 3.78 ERA...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee Injured As Phils Top Nats

Cliff Lee exited Thursday’s game against the Nationals with the same injury that held him out for two months earlier this season. He threw a pitch to Denard Span and immediately pointed to his elbow and threw his hands up in acquiescence. Scott Sheridan came out and Lee’s night was over after just two and two-thirds innings. All of Philadelphia is crossing their fingers that...
Via Phillies Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Re-Injures Elbow

Cliff Lee looked completely defeated. With two outs in the third inning, Cliff Lee threw a pitch wide for a ball. That would be all he would pitch. Soliciting compassion from batter Denard Span, Lee just knew he could not throw another pitch. Lee's elbow was injured once again. Instead...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 109: Phillies at Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (47-61) at Washington Nationals (58-47) Starting Pitchers: WAS: Gio Gonzalez (6-6, 3.56) vs. PHI: Cliff Lee (4-5, 3.78) Time: 7:05, Nationals Park TV: CSN Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 88 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The Phillies stood pat at the trade deadline, but that doesn’t mean moves won’t be made into August. Every game is a showcase...
Via Phillies Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies said willing to pay down part of Cliff Lee's contract in trade

The Phillies are said to be willing to pay down some of Cliff Lee's rather large and backloaded contract to facilitate a trade, if they can get the right prospects. Lee is the highest-paid player in baseball through next year in terms of guarantee (about $48 million), and with him just back for two so-so (at best) starts after two months off with an elbow issue, they'd prsumably...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies release outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday that they have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn was designated for assignment last Monday after playing in 67 games for the Phillies this season. He hit .163 with three RBIs, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored. Gwynn has appeared in 672 Major League games and hit .239 with a .621 OPS. Gwynn, 31, lost his father Tony Gwynn on June...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Rundown: Assessing Lee’s Value

In a post from early last week, before Cliff Lee had made his first of two long awaited, yet ultimately disappointing, starts, I said he’d be just fine the rest of the way. In fact, I pegged him as a top 15 pitcher with top 10 upside. Well, 10.2 innings, 21 hits, 9 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, and 7 K later, I’m not quite as optimistic. Those high hit totals have been commonplace against...
Via Baseball Professor
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Debating Trades and Rumors for the Phillies

Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks. But how much money would the Phils have to eat for a worthwhile return? Before reviewing the local stars who could change uniforms, this article presents the unvarnished predicament when a run is over. Please, scroll down...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

For What May be the Final Time, Cliff Lee Takes to the Mound for the Phillies

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Welcome to the end, everybody! Well, that is, assuming a trade does actually occur. The "Cliff Lee could be on his way out of Philadelphia" horse has been beaten to death twice, so let's not dwell too much. The fact that Lee's last start in Citizens Bank...
Via Philliedelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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