CLIFF LEE NEWS

Cliff Lee on track to return to Phillies’ rotation July 21

From Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer … Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has announced his post-all-star break rotation. A.J. Burnett will start the first game back Friday in Atlanta. Cole Hamels and Kyle Kendrick will pitch the next two days. Cliff Lee, making his final rehab start Monday in Clearwater, will start July 21 at home against San Francisco and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee scheduled for July 21st start

The Philadelphia Phillies have had improved pitching and more timely hitting of late, which has resulted in five wins in their last six games, heading into today's game. A key component to the pitching staff who has been out for nearly two months with a left elbow strain, is Cliff Lee. The Phillies will welcome Lee back following the All-Star break. #451236132 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Deadline: The market for starting pitching

Masahiro Tanaka, C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda. That's a list of starting pitchers the New York Yankees have had miss time due to injury this season. Tanaka recently went on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, writes Sports Injury Alert's Darius Austin.The Yankees have tried to make their starting rotation functional with all of those...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philly Fan Fail – 7/11/14: Cliff Lee is Dead!

The city of Philadelphia is home to some of the most passionate fans on the planet, many of whom are funny, knowledgeable, and self-aware.  However, there’s a portion the fan base that I like to call the “Vocal Minority”.  These are the fans who call Angelo Cataldi’s show, boo our star players, eschew any type of […] The post Philly Fan Fail – 7/11/14: Cliff Lee is...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Candidate Profile- Jonathan Papelbon

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. So far I've chronicled the trade candidacies of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels. Today, we go to probably the most no-brainer candidate to consider, closer Jonathan Papelbon. The never-shy closer has closed out World Series wins before, and was expected to...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee expected to start July 19th

The Philadelphia Phillies enter a weekend series against the Washington Nationals having won their last four games. At 41-51, the Phillies are still nine games behind the Nationals and Atlanta Braves in the National League East. On the injury front, left handed pitcher Cliff Lee, who has been on the disabled list nearly two months, has made progress and is expected to come off...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies transfer Cliff Lee to 60-day DL, call up Grady Sizemore

getty images The Philadelphia Phillies have transferred left handed pitcher Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lee will be first eligible to rejoin the Phillies rotation on July 18 and is expected to pitch on July 19 for the team. Cliff Lee will go on 60-day DL. Can be activated July 18. Expected to pitch July 19 in Atlanta. — Matt Gelb (@magelb...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injured Starters With Second-Half Value, Part 2

In part one of this series, I looked at three arms returning this week giving them more immediate value to fantasy owners, but there are still several arms working their way back who can deliver real upside this summer and should be given serious consideration if you’re in dire need of arms. The league recommendation tables that will follow each player assume you need pitching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Candidate Profile- Chase Utley

The on-deck series Chase.... So far I've profiled Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels as potential trade chips, so I've decided to change it up a bit, and go offensive today, and pick out Chase Utley. Chase has been the heart-and-soul of the organization through it's greatest run, and will represent...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Things Looking up for Lee, Clearwater

Cliff warms up for his first spring start in 2011. So Cliff Lee did throw a baseball game last night in Clearwater, which is good news to Phillies fans who want to see him back sooner than later (either to stay or be traded). The good news is that Cliff...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee rehab result

The Philadelphia Phillies entered Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers having won two straight, but were still mired in last place in the National League East with a record of 39-51. There was good news on the injury front, as Cliff Lee continued his rehab assignment at Class-A Clearwater. Reports were that he pitched fairly well, despite a less than stellar...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Candidate Profile- Cliff Lee

Yesterday I profiled Cole Hamels as a trade candidate, so naturally today I profile Cliff Lee. This seems almost unbelievable to me, as I remember watching his first Spring Training start in 2011 in Clearwater and thinking this is the beginning of a great run that will lead to more...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Rumors: Cliff Lee

English: Cliff Lee pitching in the 2010 World Series (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As you probably already know, New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia’s degenerative right knee condition took a turn for the worst last week, and skipper Joe Girardi confirmed that the lefty’s 2014 campaign is over. That news, along with ace Masahiro Tanaka slumping a little is not ideal for a Yankees...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Cliff Lee a fit for the Yankees?

Photo: AP With the trade deadline approaching, and the Yankees in the playoff race, the team appears to be buyers at this year’s trade deadline. Particularly, the Yankees appear to be looking into upgrading their starting pitching, and their offense. With Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel now on the Athletics, and Bronson Arroyo out for the season with Tommy John surgery, that leaves...
Via New York Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Expected To Aggressively Shop Cliff Lee Before Trade Deadline

Cliff Lee hasn’t pitched in a major league game since May 18, but the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander could be a pivotal piece of someone’s playoff push. Lee isn’t expected to return until after the All-Star break with an elbow injury, but ESPN.com reports the Phillies are expected to shop the veteran pitcher. Other clubs told ESPN.com that the Phillies will be aggressive...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Historical Comparisons for Hypothetical Lee Trade

A Lee trade would be one of the first of its kind. Ah, do you feel that? The trade wins are a blowin’. Fresh off a rehab start cut short by rain, Cliff Lee‘s name has begun to pop up in hypothetical trade scenarios. Lee’s value is clouded by all sorts of variables: is his elbow OK? How much money will the Phillies eat? He has been traded as an elite starting pitcher three times...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies expect Cliff Lee and Carlos Ruiz back after break

getty images The Philadelphia Phillies will get pitcher Cliff Lee and catcher Carlos Ruiz back sometime after the All-Star break. Lee has been dealing with a strained left elbow while Ruiz has been out of action with a concussion. The Phillies are well back in the NL East but a returning Lee could prove to be a trade target for someone. Both Cliff Lee (strained left elbow) and Carlos...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee likely won’t return until after all-star break

Cliff Lee is unlikely to return to the Phillies’ starting pitching rotation until after the all-star break. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Lee would pitch Wednesday for Single A Clearwater. Amaro said Lee would probably require one more minor-league rehab start after that, likely five days later. The all-star break arrives after Sunday’s games. That means Lee could not...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Historical Comparisons for Hypothetical Burnett Trade

With teams in search of starting pitching, a lot of teams will be scouting Cole Hamels and the soon-to-be-returning Cliff Lee in the coming days. But, because of Hamels’ long-term commitment and Lee’s expensive short-term commitment mixed with the southpaw’s injuries, neither is the most likely Phillies starting pitcher to be lured away via trade. One name that continues to...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 14: Be A DL Vulture

We are a week away from the All-Star break, which means all those players we keep hearing that are due back around or shortly after the All-Star game are actually nearing their return! For the most part the players lost to injury earlier in the season with an All-Star break return time table that were worth stashing; this includes Cliff Lee, Mark Trumbo, and Carlos Gonzalez, just...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee makes rain-shortened rehab start

The Philadelphia Phillies continue to struggle and dropped to 37-51 following a 6-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The Phillies have dropped 13 of their last 16 games, mostly due to an offense that is 27th in the league in runs scored. There is some positive news on the injury front, as Cliff Lee began a rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Clearwater. #488713107...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee Tosses Two Scoreless in Rain-Shortened Outing

#495051439 / gettyimages.com Phillies left-hander, Cliff Lee threw in game action for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on May 19th with a left elbow strain. Although his start was shortened by rain, Lee worked quickly and used primarily his fastball over two scoreless innings against...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee throws 2 innings in 1st rehab start

Cliff Lee’s first rehab start was shortened to two innings Sunday because of rain. Pitching for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers against the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida, Lee pitched two scoreless innings before play was suspended in the top of the third inning. "I felt fine," Lee told reporters after the game. "I threw two cutters and everything...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why have New York writers forgotten that Cliff Lee didn't want to be a Yankee in the first place?

When Cliff Lee rejected the Yankees' free agent contract offer in the winter of 2010, he was arguably the biggest high-profile free agent ever at that time to diss the Yankees. (Of course, this was three years before Robinson Cano packed his bags for Seattle!) If you may remember way back then, a whole 3 1/2 years ago, I wrote over and over that I was extremely skeptical he would...
Via Subway Squawkers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee to Rehab with Clearwater; Nola Rebounds

#451231056 / gettyimages.com Cliff Lee will see his first game action since being placed on the disabled listed over a month ago. Placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 20th with a strained elbow, Lee could through as many as 75 pitches in the start for Clearwater this Sunday...
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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