If he can't, it may signal the end of his career, as surgery would sideline him for the entire season. It’s not clear how far the Fish will extend themselves to bring in another option, and Jackson suggests that the ballclub is looking for a low-cost investment.

That plan seems to be in the trash as Lee and his agent have presumably determined that he is either unable to recover from his elbow injuries of the past two years or unable to pitch at a high level as a 37 year old. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Cliff Lee 2020 Topps Archives Signature Series Retired Auto 1/1 at the best online prices at eBay! His agent, Darek Braunecker, told me, “We don’t anticipate him playing at this point.”. Since retiring from baseball in 2016, Cliff Lee has gone completely off the grid, even missing the Phillies 2009 team anniversary last season.

There's no worry or uncertainty or anything like that. Certainly, they’ll want to learn more about his progress and prognosis. "We don't anticipate him playing at this point," Lee's agent, Darek Braunecker, reportedly told Rosenthal.Lee last pitched in the Majors in 2014 for the Phillies before missing all of last season due to an elbow injury. However, Proefrock didn't have a positive update, as he said the discomfort in Lee’s left elbow remained. Here’s some more from Cafardo’s piece…, Alex Cobb Cliff Lee Dan Uggla Houston Astros Matt Thornton Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Clippard Uncategorized, By Steve Adams | January 22, 2016 at 10:42am CDT, The Orioles have been connected to free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo for much of the winter, but general manager Dan Duquette said today in an appearance on MLB Network Radio that the team’s preference is to retain its first-round pick — the No. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. He was nearly five wins better than the then-unstoppable Justin Verlander (32.6 bWAR). He hasn't been good since 2011 and, depending on your temperament, you might say he's never been good. "We don't anticipate him playing at this point," Lee's agent, Darek Braunecker, reportedly told Rosenthal.Lee last pitched in the Majors in 2014 for the Phillies before missing all of. It was Lee's first season failing to pitch at least 200 innings since 2007. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Lee, who did not pitch in 2015, will be paid a $12.5 million buyout. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Friday starting pitcher Cliff Lee threw again Thursday, per MLB.com. So if it stays the way it is, I think I will be good. The Marlins still hope to add a starting pitcher to their rotation and have internally discussed some potential bargain options such as Doug Fister, Cliff Lee and Edwin Jackson, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Though he only put up a 3.65 earned run average in his 81 1/3 innings in 2014, Lee carried a 6.00 K:BB rate and drew ratings from metrics that valued his effort in the 3.00 earned-per-nine range. Lee injured his elbow in July, but he is expected to be ready to pitch in spring training. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE. Something went wrong. Signed to a four-year, $52MM contract prior to the 2013 season, Jackson posted a 5.58 ERA in 316 innings out of the Cubs’ rotation in his first two seasons in Chicago. He got four outs on grounders. The Phillies officially declined their 2016 option on Lee (elbow) making him a free agent, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Sure, Lee was good and had won a Cy Young the year prior, but he wasn't Roy Halladay. I had two days in between bullpens, where everyone else had a day. Cliff Lee is almost ready to begin throwing, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro said. "I don't even know how many pitches I threw, but I think it was fine," Lee said, per The Journal News. "As a starting pitcher, you've got to go out there and throw a hundred-and-some-odd pitches, get deep into games to do your job effectively," Lee said. View cart for details. Cliff Lee, , , stats and updates at CBSSports.com. Asked by Jim Bowden about Gallardo, specifically, Duquette replied, “The question for us is ’Are we willing to give up our first-round pick?’ and so far that answer has been no.” Speaking more generally about free agents tied to draft pick compensation, Duquette said, “I think we’re going to hang onto that pick.”. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. However, 2015 was a much different tale, as Fister’s average fastball velocity dipped from about 89 mph to 86 mph. Duquette’s comments would also rule out Dexter Fowler, and while the switch-hitter hasn’t been concretely linked to Baltimore, he did appear to be a speculative fit in the outfield (as Jeff Todd and I discussed on yesterday’s MLBTR Podcast). Jeff Francoeur is returning to the #Braves with a Minor Lg deal and invite to big league camp. Doug Fister and Alfredo Simon are possible names under consideration, as are rehabbing hurlers Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum. Free agent lefty Cliff Lee is drawing interest from no fewer than fifteen teams around the league, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Twitter. Cliff Lee never made it look difficult, at least not since 2008. Nevertheless, he'll always have this: Will he make the Braves out of camp?

For what it’s worth, Heyman indicated earlier this offseason that Lee could command more than many would expect him to. 37 year olds don't easily come back from missing nearly two seasons. Marlins Park has been a pitcher-friendly environment since opening in 2012, although the Marlins are altering the dimensions this offseason, which could remove some of the pitchers’ advantage. The Phillies declined their 2016 option on starting pitcher Cliff Lee (elbow), the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Furthermore, Bowden adds (links to Twitter) that Duquette confirmed some interest in Doug Fister but said the Orioles are not in the mix for free-agent lefty Cliff Lee. An MRI has confirmed that Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has a small tear in the common flexor tendon of his throwing arm, MLB.com reports. The left-hander also didn’t reach the point of throwing for teams or holding a showcase, so clubs had several questions about the health of Lee’s shoulder, or when in the season he’d be able to pitch. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC.

He allowed a single in each inning, while issuing no walks and recording no strikeouts. Yesterday afternoon, former-Phillie Jeff Francoeur signed a deal with the Atlanta Braves. Yet, when Ken Rosenthal tweeted the following, I still experienced some emotional pangs: Sounds like Cliff Lee’s career is over. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Lee has drawn interest from at least half the league so far this season, according to Jon Heyman. The 37-year-old Lohse’s name has scarcely been mentioned this winter, as the veteran struggled through one of the worst seasons of his career in 2015, posting a 5.85 ERA in 152 1/3 innings. This on and off-field demeanor aligned perfectly with his effortless delivery that produced strike after strike. By Mark Polishuk | February 23, 2016 at 8:48am CDT, Cliff Lee was reportedly considering a comeback earlier this winter, but as his agent Darek Braunecker now tells FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (Twitter link), “We don’t anticipate him playing at this point.”. We'll have to see.". Surgery would keep the 36-year-old out for the entirety of the season, and likely end his career.

There were some caveats to Lee’s comeback attempt, however, as Braunecker said in January that his client would require “a perfect fit” to return. Cliff has 1 job listed on their profile. "We’re not terribly optimistic but there is still possibility he can come back and throw with a minimal amount of discomfort," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said, per The News Journal. The latter idea could be more likely, as many owners would balk at the idea of losing revenue with fewer games on the schedule.