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Friday, July 11, 2014

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


By on 7/11/2014 11:00:00 AM

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 the disabled list immediately after the All-Star break.


I reported yesterday that Lee, who has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a strained flexor-pronator tendon, continued his rehab assignment at Clearwater, pitching four innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with four strikeouts.  Lee was scheduled to pitch again on Monday.

Matt Gelb, who covers the Phillies for The Philadelphia Inquirer, tweeted the following update on Lee.
With the Phillies likely to be making trades, one must wonder how much longer Lee will be in a Phillies uniform. His scheduled start on the 19th may be one that helps determine his trade value and could possibly be his final start in a Phillies uniform.

Lee, in his 13th Major League season, has played for the Indians, Mariners, Rangers and Phillies. In 10 starts this season, he is 4-4 with a 3.18 ERA. Lee's had three consecutive seasons with 200 or more strikeouts and has a career record of 143-90 with a 3.50 ERA.



 
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